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Babault's Blue

Leptotes babaulti

Description:

Wingspan male: 22-29 mm Female: 25-30 mm.

Habitat:

Distribution: Savanna, Afromontane. Riverine and lowland forest, grassland.

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6 Comments

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 6 years ago

I love this Capture man!

keaganbadenhorst
keaganbadenhorst 7 years ago

Nielen I would have to say it's got to be a Babault's Blue, the pattern is clear note the verticle strip at the front of the wing, although another reference says that the "Only really distinguishable from other members of the Common Blue group by genital dissection" does this mean then that there is a version of this butterfly in our area? maybe you snapped a picture of it as proof.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Maybe having a look here will help?
atbutterflies.com/downloads/lycaenidae_polyommatini_1.doc

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 7 years ago

Leptotes pirithous pirithous or Leptotes babaulti? this is my problem, the Common Blue (L.pirithous) appears to be in my area but the Babaulti's Blue (L. babaulti) does not but the pattern on the babault's blue are more similar to my picture. Any advice?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

I agree with genus Leptoptes.

drP
drP 7 years ago

Genus Leptotes?

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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