Actizera stellata - Red-clover Blue

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Actizera stellata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Old Moses Camp, Sirimon Route Mt Kenya.

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.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeTrifolium (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna (Larval foodplant)
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. 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: 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: Actizera stellata .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403510, retrieved 22 November 2017

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