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Fynbos Blue

Resident, confined to coastal areas of Western Cape Province. Flies mainly in summer months.

Family Name:
Tarucus thespis
Common Name:
Fynbos Blue
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