Pseudonacaduba sichela

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Pseudonacaduba sichela
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Pseudonacaduba sichela sichela
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Pseudonacaduba sichela reticulum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Pseudonacaduba
Species: P. sichela
Binomial name
Pseudonacaduba sichela
(Wallengren, 1857)[1]
  • Lycaena sichela Wallengren, 1857
  • Petrelaea sichela
  • Lycaena reticulum Mabille, 1877
  • Nacaduba dexamene Druce, 1887
  • Lycaenesthes docilis Butler, 1888

Pseudonacaduba sichela, the African line blue, dusky line blue or dusky blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Africa, south of the Sahara.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm for males and 25–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to May.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Mundulea sericea.


  • Pseudonacaduba sichela sichela (Africa, south of the Sahara)
  • Pseudonacaduba sichela reticulum (Mabille, 1877) (Madagascar and Mauritius)[3]


  1. ^ Pseudonacaduba 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. ^ "Pseudonacaduba sichela reticulum - African Butterfly Database". Butterfly Conservation Society, Ghana. Retrieved 14 December 2017.