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)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Euchrysops malathana .
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401130, retrieved 20 April 2018

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