Lepidochrysops hypopolia

Morant's Blue
(Lepidochrysops hypopolia)

syn. -


South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal, North-West Province

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: last seen in 1879

This butterfly species is known only by two male specimens, of which one was collected in 1870, the other in 1879.

There have been, and still are, efforts underway to relocate this beautiful species, up to now unfortunately without any success.


- Michael J. Samways: Insects on the brink of a major discontinuity. Biodiversity and Conservation 5, 1047-1058. 1996