Aloeides barbarae

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Aloeides barbarae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. barbarae
Binomial name
Aloeides barbarae
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]

Aloeides barbarae, the Barbara's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from montane grassland on one hill top between Fairview and the Sheba Mines in Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 22–24 mm for males and 24–26 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to November. There is one generation per year.[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.