Aloeides macmasteri

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Aloeides macmasteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. macmasteri
Binomial name
Aloeides macmasteri
Tite & Dickson, 1973[1]

Aloeides macmasteri, the McMaster's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is widespread but localised and known from the Western Cape, then across the Great Karoo to Namaqualand. It is also found from Coega to Grassland in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 28–32 mm for males and 30–35 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to November and from February to April. There are two generations per year.[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.