Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Fynbos BlueTarucus thespis

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Male underside

Resident, confined to coastal areas of Western Cape Province. Flies mainly in summer months.
Wingspan 20-27 mm. Female paler than male, with black and white markings.
Flies throughout the day. Fluttering flight, settling on shrubs.
Larval foodplants
Phylica imberbis, Phylica axillaris