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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 00:31   #1
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South African Butterfly for ID

Just one I need help with taken near Cape Town

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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 05:23   #2
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Maybe a Cacyreus sp?
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Nearest I can see to this in my book is Trimen's Blue Lepidochrysops trimeni with distribution given as 'Fynbos in the W Cape'.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21075709

You can browse a few others here to help make up your mind but I think it's the above.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/89401-Lepidochrysops
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Nearest I can see to this in my book is Trimen's Blue Lepidochrysops trimeni with distribution given as 'Fynbos in the W Cape'.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21075709

You can browse a few others here to help make up your mind but I think it's the above.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/89401-Lepidochrysops
Many thanks, looks like it and the habitat is spot on.

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