Poecilmitis adonis

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Poecilmitis adonis
Tình trạng bảo tồn
Phân loại khoa học
Giới (regnum) Animalia
Ngành (phylum) Arthropoda
Lớp (class) Insecta
Bộ (ordo) Lepidoptera
Họ (familia) Lycaenidae
Chi (genus) Poecilmitis
Loài (species) P. adonis
Danh pháp hai phần
Poecilmitis adonis
Pennington, 1962
Danh pháp đồng nghĩa
  • Chrysoritis adonis

The Adonis Opal (Poecilmitis adonis) là một loài butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, ở đó nó is found on the northern slopes of the Gydoberg, the Skurweberg, the Baviaanskloofberg and the Waboomberg, as well as the Elandskloof near Seweweekspoort.

The wingspan is 29–36 mm for males and 30–37 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to March, with peaks in November and January. There are multiple generations per year.[1]

The larvae feed on Thesium and Zygophyllum species. They are attended to by Crematogaster liengmei ants.

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  1. ^ Woodhall, S. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 2005.