Aloeides bamptoni

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Aloeides bamptoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. bamptoni
Binomial name
Aloeides bamptoni
Tite & Dickson, 1977[1]

Aloeides bamptoni, the Bampton's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 20–24 mm for males and 22–26 mm females. Adults are on wing from August to December and in late summer (from March to April) in a possible second generation. There is usually one generation 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.