Aloeides gowani

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

Aloeides gowani, the Gowan's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western, Eastern and the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 25–29 mm for males and 28–30 mm females. Adults are on wing from October to April, with a peak from December to February There are multiple generations during midsummer.[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.