Aloeides egerides

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Aloeides egerides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. egerides
Binomial name
Aloeides egerides
Tite & Dickson, 1968
  • Phasis thyra f. egrerides Riley, 1938

Aloeides egerides, the Red Hill copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is known from coastal fynbos in the Western Cape and Karwyderskraal near Hermanus on the southern coast.

The wingspan is 21–24 mm for males and 22–26 mm females. Adults are on wing from October to December, with a peak in November and from January to April, with a peak in March. There are two generations per year.[2]


  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Aloeides egerides". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T884A13088750. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T884A13088750.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
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