Aloeides arida

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Arid copper
Aloeides arida, manlik, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. arida
Binomial name
Aloeides arida
Tite & Dickson, 1968[1]

Aloeides arida, the arid copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the northern Western Cape to Springbok and Steinkopf in the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 26–32 mm for males and 29–35 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to April, with a peak from December to February. There are multiple generations during midsummer.[2]


  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.