Aloeides henningi

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Henning's copper
Aloeides henningi, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. henningi
Binomial name
Aloeides henningi
Tite & Dickson, 1973[1]

Aloeides henningi, the Henning's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found from the northern Eastern Cape to Lesotho, western KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng.

The wingspan is 23–26 mm for males and 24–26 mm females. Adults are on the wing from September to November in one generation in cooler areas. In warm areas there is a second generation with adults on wing from January to February.[2]


  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.