Cyprotus blue
Cyprotides cyprotus (Hall)

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.

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

Species name has been updated from Candalides cyprotus to Cyprotides cyprotus (Hall)

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Key Facts

Size (Male):27mm
Size (Female):28mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
Months of Flight:sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Cyprotus Blue