Euchrysops malathana - Common smoky blue

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Euchrysops malathana
Euchrysops malathana
Euchrysops malathana

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique

Species details:

Note: Throughout the year. Upperside male brownish with orange eye-spot; female darker with purple-blue centre
Distribution: Throughout much of southern Africa
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (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: Euchrysops malathana .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401130, retrieved 12 November 2019

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