Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoeana - Cupreous blue

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Eicochrysops messapus
Eicochrysops messapus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Besna Kobila, Matobo (left) and Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique (right).

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Distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 274.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 306.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File M Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, Online Encyclopaedia p. 106.

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: Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoeana.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402240, retrieved 18 September 2019

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