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Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Common BlueLeptotes pirithous pirithous

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Female underside

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 21-30 mm. Female paler than male, with black and white markings.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Fluttering flight. Never far from one of its foodplants.
Larval foodplants
Rhynchosia species, Plumbago auriculata