Bitterbush blue
Theclinesthes albocincta

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


You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

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
Alternate Names:Grund's Blue