This butterfly has an intimate association with the ant species Camponotus terebrans. It is rare and fractionated in its distribution. Caterpillars feed on Choretrum glomerulatum. to survive and we are alarmed at the reduction in the population of these plants in areas where they were once common is of concern. Wingspan: male 35mm, female 40mm

Key Facts

Family:lycaenidae
Size (Male):35mm
Size (Female):40mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
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Abundance:common
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