Lepidochrysops methymna dicksoni Tite, 1964

Dickson's dark opal, Dickson's monkey blue, Tygerberg monkey blue



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: c.1962



Tygerberg Hills, northeast of Cape Town, South Africa


Biology & Ecology




Type locality: "Cape Province: Tygerberg Hills"






Original scientific description:

Tite. (1964). The Lepidochrysops ortygia Complex. Entomologist 97: 1-7.


Other references:

Henning, Graham. (2014). Lepidoptera Conservation in South Africa–Part 1. Babbel Blues 2(Spring): 17-24.

Henning, G. A., Terblanche, R. F. and Ball, J. B. (eds.). (2009). South African Red Data Book: butterflies. SANBI Biodiversity Series 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 158 pp.



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