Hypolycaena caeculus caeculus - Azure hairstreak

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Hypolycaena caeculus
Hypolycaena caeculus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Rimiti West, rd to Birchenough Bridge (left) and Hippo Pools,Umfurudzi Safari Area (right).

Species details:

Note: Upperside metallic purple-blue with broad blackish borders.
Distribution: From Eswatini north through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, most common in drier areas.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
OlacaceaeOlax dissitiflora (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hypolycaena caeculus caeculus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400300, retrieved 25 July 2024

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