De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zizina antanossa

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.

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