Aloeides barklyi

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Barkly's copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. barklyi
Binomial name
Aloeides barklyi
(Trimen, 1874)[2]
  • Zeritis barklyi Trimen, 1874

Aloeides barklyi, the Barkly's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in the Northern Cape, south to the Western Cape, the Cederberg and the Name Karoo at Matjiesfontein.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 32–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to October and from March to May. There are two generations per year.[3]


  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Aloeides barklyi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T161203A5391829. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T161203A5391829.en. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Aloeides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.