Aloeides caledoni

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Aloeides caledoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. caledoni
Binomial name
Aloeides caledoni
Tite & Dickson, 1973

Aloeides caledoni, the Caledon copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it has a wide range but is very rare and localised in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 35–39 millimetres (1.4–1.5 in) for males and 38–45 mm (1.5–1.8 in) females. Adults are on wing from August to November. There is one generation per year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Aloeides caledoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.  ISBN 978-1868727247