- Chrysoritis aethon
Chrysoritis aethon Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Lycaenidae Genus: Chrysoritis Species: C. aethon Binomial name Chrysoritis aethon
- Zeritis aethon Trimen, 1887
The Lydenburg Opal (Chrysoritis aethon) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from northern KwaZulu-Natal to Mpumalanga, along the Drakensberg escarpment to Mariepskop in the Limpopo Province.
The larvae feed on Rhus zeyheri and Diospyros species. They are attended to by Crematogaster liengmei ants.
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