Orachrysops violescens

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

Orachrysops violescens, the violescent blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from Mpumalanga to the Limpopo province and in the southern part of the Kruger National Park.

The wingspan is 23–36 mm for males and 36–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to December, although the exactt time depends on the spring rains. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera species.


  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.