Aloeides lutescens

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Worcester copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. lutescens
Binomial name
Aloeides lutescens
Tite & Dickson, 1968

Aloeides lutescens, the Worcester copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is known from sandy flats along the Breede River in the Worcester area and the Robertson Karoo in the West Cape.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm for males and 27–33 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to December and again from January to March in two generations per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Aspalathus species.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gimenez Dixon, M. (1996). "Aloeides lutescens". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T885A13088921. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T885A13088921.en. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.