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Common Zebra Blue

Leptotes pirithous

The Common Zebra Blue is a widespread butterfly in South Africa, considered of least concern and occurring in natural vegetation, cultivated fields and gardens all over the country throughout the year. They’re also familiar over most of the rest of Africa, Madagascar, the Near East and southern Europe.

The larvae feeds on Plumbago and plants from the legume family. Their complete life-cycle spans about 2 months. Adults often congregate at wet mud and have a wingspan of 2-3cm.