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Crudaria leroma

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Crudaria leroma
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Crudaria
Rank  Species
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Similar  Eicochrysops messapus, Axiocerses tjoane, Axiocerses amanga, Physcaeneura panda, Leucochitonea levubu

Crudaria leroma, the silver-spotted grey, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in south-western Africa, including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa. In South Africa, it is found from the Western to the Eastern and Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng provinces.

The wingspan is 20–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warmer areas and from October to March in cooler areas.

The larvae feed on Acacia karroo, A. sieberana, and Elephantorrhiza burkei.

References

Crudaria leroma Wikipedia


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