Orachrysops subravus

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

Orachrysops subravus, the grizzled blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from montane grassland from the Eastern Cape to the southern Drakensberg foothills and the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

The wingspan is 30–36 mm for males and 22–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to January, although the except time depends on the spring rains. Adults are on wing later in the southern part of the range. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera woodii var. woodii.

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.