Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Tarucus
Family: Lycaenidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
thespis
NOTES

A small common, slow flying, bright blue butterfly. The larvae feed on Phylica.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaaeus, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A brilliant, shiny blue makes this species very obvious. Has a black and white chequered fringe of hairs on outer wing margins
Colour: Blue
Common Name
Bossieveld blue
Butterfly
Fynbos blue
Vivid blue
Habitat
NOTES: Often seen flitting among the low shrubs in the veld. It settles frequently
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio thespis



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