Zizula hylax - Gaika blue

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Zizula hylax

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo.

Species details:

Note: Flies mainly in the warmer months but throuhout the year where conditions permit.
Distribution: Widespread in Southen Africa except the Karoo.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AcanthaceaeJusticia (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AcanthaceaePhaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeRuellia patula (Food plant)
OxalidaceaeOxalis corniculata (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Zizula hylax .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400520, retrieved 12 November 2019

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