Bitterbush blue
Theclinesthes albocincta

Found mainly in coastal areas, though inland populations exist when the adult butterflies have reduced blue areas. Caterpillars feed on the bitter-bush Adriana quadripartita.

Key Facts

Family:lycaenidae
Size (Male):22mm
Size (Female):21mm
Mature Larva Length:12-13mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec
Abundance:rare
Alternate Names:Grund's Blue