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A. pierus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Tribe: Aphnaeini
Genus: Aloeides
Hübner, [1819][1]

Aloeides, commonly called coppers, is a genus of butterflies in the Lycaenidae family. Most can be found in South Africa (49 species), but a few species occur as far north as Kenya (8 species).[2]


Listed alphabetically within groups.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Aloeides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  3. ^ Tite & Dickson; The Genus Aloeides and allied genera (Lycaenidae), Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 29:, pages 225-280 (1973)

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