Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoeana - Cupreous blue

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Eicochrysops messapus
Eicochrysops messapus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Besna Kobila, Matobo (left) and Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique (right).

Species details:

Distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
SantalaceaeThesium (Larval food plant)
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. 274.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 306.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File M Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, Online Encyclopaedia p. 106.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoeana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402240, retrieved 20 March 2018

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