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Azure Hairstreak

Hemiolaus calculus calculus

Description:

A small butterfly with an electric blue on the upper wing. The Azure Hairstreak (Hemiolaus caeculus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in southern Africa. The wingspan is 30–35 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round with peaks after rainsThe Azure Hairstreak (Hemiolaus caeculus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in southern Africa. The wingspan is 30–35 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round with peaks after rains

Habitat:

mixed savanna and forest. Seen in a clearing beside a dirt road.

Notes:

the Butterfly spot behind EEC.

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1 Comment

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Thanks Juan. Found a place near where we were staying in Mlawula Nature Reserve that had a particular plant growing that the little Hairstreaks and Blues apparently loved. Went there many times just before sunset when they were feeding and often saw different ones.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 19, 2014
Submitted on May 5, 2014

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