Zizeeria knysna - Sooty blue

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Zizeeria knysna
Zizeeria knysna

Photo(s): Photos: Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Species details:

Notes: Photos show the male (left) and the female (right). Underside sandy-grey with fine brown spots.
Distribution: The most common and widespread of the small blues, occurring from the Cape Peninsula all the way to southern Europe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AmaranthaceaeAmaranthus deflexus (Food plant)
AmaranthaceaeAmaranthus viridis (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeZornia milneana (Food plant)
OxalidaceaeOxalis corniculata (Food plant)
ZygophyllaceaeTribulus terrestris (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Zizeeria knysna .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400420, retrieved 22 August 2017

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