Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Sooty BlueZizeeria Knysna

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Male underside

Resident, common throughout Africa. Flies in summer months.
Wingspan 18-26 mm. Female darker than male, with less blue.
Flies throughout the day. Fluttering flight low across lawns and short grass. Never far from one of its foodplants.
Larval foodplants
Tribulus terrestris, Zornia capensis, Oxalis corniculata