Phasis braueri

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Phasis braueri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Phasis
Species: P. braueri
Binomial name
Phasis braueri
Dickson, 1968[1]

Phasis braueri, the Brauer's arrowhead, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape to Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 32–42 mm for males and 36–45 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to January, with a peak in November.[2]

The larvae feed on Rhus longispina and Melianthus species. They are associated with ants of the genus Crematogaster.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phasis 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. 
  3. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Aphnaeini (part 4)