Aloeides kaplani

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Kaplan's copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. kaplani
Binomial name
Aloeides kaplani
Tite & Dickson, 1977

Aloeides kaplani, the Kaplan's copper, is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape. It was discovered and described in 1977.[1]

The wingspan is 28–32 mm for males and 30–40 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to December, with a peak in October. There is one generation per year.[2]


  1. ^ Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Aloeides kaplani. 2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.