Actizera stellata - Red-clover Blue

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Actizera stellata
Actizera stellata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Old Moses Camp, Sirimon Route Mt Kenya (left) and Nyika National Park, Malawi (right).

Species details:

Note: One of our smallest butterflies.
Distribution: Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, eastern DRC, northern Tanzania, northern Malawi, Zambia and rare in Free State, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 276.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 310.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, p. 84, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Actizera stellata .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403510, retrieved 23 August 2019

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