Zizula hylax - Gaika blue

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Zizula hylax

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo.

Species details:

Notes: Flies mainly in the warmer months but throuhout the year where conditions permit.
Distribution: Widespread in Southen Africa except the Karoo.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AcanthaceaeDyschoriste (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeJusticia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeChaetacanthus setiger (Food plant)
AcanthaceaePhaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeRuellia patula (Food plant)
OxalidaceaeOxalis corniculata (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: Zizula hylax .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400520, retrieved 27 July 2017

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