Aloeides carolynnae

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Aloeides carolynnae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. carolynnae
Binomial name
Aloeides carolynnae
Dickson, 1983

Aloeides carolynnae, Carolynn's copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 23–28 mm for males and 25–33 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to November and again from January to March in two generations per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Aspalathus species.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Aloeides carolynnae carolynnae (fynbos in the West Cape, the Slanghoek Valley)
  • Aloeides carolynnae aurata Pringle, 1994 (fynbos or limestone ridges near De Hoop and sandy ground near Witsand)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gimenez Dixon, M. (1996). "Aloeides carolynnae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T886A13089004. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T886A13089004.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.