Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Dark Grass (or Clover) Blue. Told from the previous posting by the arrangement of the discal spots on the underside of the hind wing: the second spot (from anterior) is angled inwards. It is also a slightly larger butterfly.
It is not common here, I have only two records, one at Cumberland, and the other in the KZN-NBG. Food plants include Indigofera and Desmodium: the latter well known for its seeds sticking to your clothing!
The genus again by Chapman 1910, the species originally Lycaena antanossa Mabille, 1877
PS Now revised Zizina otis anatanossa.