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).

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
SantalaceaeThesium (Larval food plant)
Related 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. 306.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File M Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, Online Encyclopaedia p. 106.

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: Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoeana.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402240, retrieved 17 December 2017

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