African Grass Blue Butterfly Zizeeria knysna

African Grass Blue
African Grass Blue
The African Grass Blue is a small butterfly common in parks, gardens and grassland in North Africa, Canary Islands and parts of Spain.
African Grass Blue
African Grass Blue
African Grass Blue
The male topside has a thick dark brown border (similar to the female Holly Blue) round blue wings that increase in intensity from mauvish outside to blue in centre.
African Grass Blue female
African Grass Blue female
African Grass Blue female
The female topside is bronze-brown background with variable blue colouring towards the body.
African Grass Blue side
African Grass Blue underside
African Grass Blue underside
The underside of both is buff coloured with brown spots.
African Grass Blue pair
African Grass Blue
African Grass Blue pair
African Grass Blue pair
African Grass Blue
Male undersides are sometimes a little darker than females.