Aloeides juana

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

Aloeides juana, the Juana copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape to Namaqualand and the Steinkopf area in the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 29–34 mm for males and 30–38 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to December and from February to April. There are two generations per year.[2]

References[edit]

  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.