Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Long-tailed BlueLampides boeticus

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Male underside

Resident. Common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 24-34 mm. Female paler than male, with white markings.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Rapid, darting flight. Often found around hilltops.
Larval foodplants
Crotalaria capensis