Silvery Blue Butterfly

Uranothauma ?

a lycaenid butterfly from Kitale, Kenya, Dec. 2012. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed alight on lantana near a garden area near Kitale, Kenya, December 2012. Wing span is approx. 1.5 cm.

This small butterfly is perched in a sunny area close to woodland and disturbed habitats. The wings are folded vertically over the dorsum so that the underside of the wings are shown. It appears to be close to the genus Uranothauma.

Lycaenidae -- Blue, Hairstreak and Copper Butterfly Family

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Kenya Natural History

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