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 Post subject: Butterfly: Cuprous Blue
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:24 am 
Virtual Ranger
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Some help Id'ing this one would be most helpful, it looks very similar to the fynbos blue butterfly but as it was seen in rietvlei nature reserve the location is nowhere near correct.


Bushsnake wrote:
Oddesy: It's a cuprous blue / koperbloutjie / Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoaena (what a name :shock: ). They are quite common in grasslands everywhere from the Cape (where they do not have the copper colour) to Gauteng and further north. An I have to congratulate you on that photo...WOW :clap:

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