Aloeides clarki

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Aloeides clarki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. clarki
Binomial name
Aloeides clarki
Tite & Dickson, 1968[1]

Aloeides clarki, the Coega copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from low slopes and ridges in coastal Karoo flats in the Eastern Cape and flat rocky land further inland.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm for males and 25–29 mm females. Adults are on wing from October to April. There are multiple generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Aspalathus species.


  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.