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Common Blue

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Leptotes pirithous pirithous
Common Name:
Common Blue
Wingspan 21-30 mm. Female paler than male, with black and white markings.
Flies throughout the day. Fluttering flight. Never far from one of its foodplants.
Larval foodplants:
Rhynchosia species, Plumbago auriculata