Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of the cycad blue, Chilades pandava, in Egypt - a new invasive butterfly species in the Mediterranean region and on the African continent (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).

Abstract

The cycad blue, Chilades pandava, is recorded from Egypt for the first time. According to molecular analysis, the species appears to have originated from South China or Northern Indochina, and was probably introduced with ornamental Cycas plants.