Aloeides caffrariae

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Aloeides caffrariae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. caffrariae
Binomial name
Aloeides caffrariae
Henning, 1987[1]

Aloeides caffrariae, the border copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from coastal grassland in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 25–30 mm for males and 26–33 mm females. Adults are on wing from October to March. There are two or more generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Aspalathus species.[3]

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. 
  3. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Aphnaeini (part 4)