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African Grass Blue

Zizeeria knysna

Description:

The wingspan is 18–23 mm for males and 21–26 mm for females.. Family Lycaenidae

Habitat:

Urban park

Notes:

The larvae feed on Medicago, Melilotus, Acanthyllis, Armeria delicatula, Polygonum equisetiforme, Tribulus terrestris and Oxalis.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Fanie
Fanie 7 years ago
Sooty blue
Zizeeria knysna Zizeeria knysna


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6 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Interesting. I have seen them a lot, but I have found it difficult to photograph them with open wings. I was lucky today i guess :)

Fanie
Fanie 7 years ago

Thanks Tina :-)
These are probably the most widespread butterfly species in Southern Africa.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

You are fantastic Fanie!!!

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Thank you Jopy :) And thank you too DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

very nice photo, Tiz!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

That's a great spotting.

Tiz
Spotted by
Tiz

Cidade de Maputo, Mozambique

Spotted on Oct 25, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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