Aloeides apicalis

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Aloeides apicalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. apicalis
Binomial name
Aloeides apicalis
Tite & Dickson, 1968[1]
  • Aloeides depicta apicalis Tite & Dickson, 1968

Aloeides apicalis, the pointed copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from Western Cape and the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 23–27 mm for males and 25–30 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to May in several generations per year.[2]

The larvae are attended by Monomorium fridae ants.


  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.