Eicochrysops hippocrates - White-tipped blue

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Eicochrysops hippocrates

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nhago, Coutada 12, Cheringoma,Mozambique.

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
PolygonaceaePolygonum (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. 274.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 308.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, p. 102, 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: Eicochrysops hippocrates .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403630, retrieved 19 March 2019

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