Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Zizeeria karsandra Callophrys avis
Zizeeria knysna (Trimen, 1862)
African Grass Blue

Genus: Zizeeria Chapman, 1910   Original genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

Synonyms (species):
   lysimon Hübner, [1805]

Adult:
Z. knysna (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 30, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
Z. knysna (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 30, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
Z. knysna (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 30, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
Z. knysna (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 30, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
Z. knysna (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 30, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
Z. knysna (© Yeray Monasterio)
Adult, Jaén, Spain, November 2006
(Photo by Yeray Monasterio, ZERYNTHIA -- Asociación Española para la Protección de las Mariposas y su Medio)
Z. knysna (© Jean Delacre)
Adult ssp. knysna (Trimen, 1862), Djebel Lekst, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
Z. knysna (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, San Sebastian, Gomera, Canary Islands, February 4, 2004
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Medicago, Melilotus, Acanthyllis, Armeria delicatula, Polygonum equisetiforme, Tribulus terrestris

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