This is a rarely seen butterfly in SA. Caterpillars feed on Grevillia hueglii and Hakea spp. which are widely spread in the semi- arid regions and this may indicate a wide, but low density distribution. Wingspan: male 27mm, female 28mm.
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Species name has been updated from Candalides cyprotus to Cyprotides cyprotus (Hall)
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|Mature Larva Length:||mm|
|Months of Flight:||sep, oct, nov, dec|
|Alternate Names:||Cyprotus Blue|