Orachrysops regalis

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

Orachrysops regalis, the royal blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from Mpumalanga to the Strydpoortberge and Letsitele Kop.

The wingspan is 34–40 mm for males and 30–42 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December, although the except time depends on the spring rains. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera species.

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.