Aloeides almeida

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Aloeides almeida
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. almeida
Binomial name
Aloeides almeida
(C. Felder, 1862)[1]
Synonyms
  • Nais almeida C. Felder, 1862

Aloeides almeida, the Almeida copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula and the main Cape Fold Mountains, north to Ceres and east along the mountain ranges to the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 25–29 mm for males and 28–30 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to November and from February to April. There are two generations per year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aloeides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.