Orachrysops warreni

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

Orachrysops warreni, the Warren's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from one hillside in the Verloren Valei in Mpumalanga.

Its wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 32–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. 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.