Orachrysops nasutus

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Orachrysops nasutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Orachrysops
Species: O. nasutus
Binomial name
Orachrysops nasutus
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]

Orachrysops nasutus, the nosy blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 30–38 mm for males and 25–39 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera cuneifolia.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Orachrysops nasutus nasutus (high altitude montane grassland in the Amatolas and the southern Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape)
  • Orachrysops nasutus remus Henning & Henning, 1994 (Lesotho to the south-eastern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orachrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.