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Sooty Blue

Resident, common throughout Africa. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Zizeeria Knysna
Common Name:
Sooty Blue
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