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
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna (Food plant)
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCanavalia africana (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Euchrysops malathana .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401130, retrieved 24 November 2017

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