Zizina antanossa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dark grass blue
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Zizina
Species: Z. antanossa
Binomial name
Zizina antanossa
(Mabille, 1877)[1]
  • Lycaena antanossa Mabille, 1877
  • Zizera publia Hulstaert, 1924

Zizina antanossa, the dark grass blue or clover blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in all of Africa, including Madagascar and Réunion.

The wingspan is 20–24 mm for males and 21–28 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warm areas, with peaks from October to November and from March to April in southern Africa.[2]

The larvae feed on Desmodium and Indigofera species.


  1. ^ Zizina 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.