Aloeides maluti

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Maluti copper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. maluti
Binomial name
Aloeides maluti

Aloeides maluti, the Maluti copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is mainly found in the high altitude alpine grassland of Lesotho, but also in neighbouring hills of the Free State and Eastern Cape provinces, South Africa.

The wingspan is 21–26 mm for males and 23–27 mm for females. Adults are on the wing from December to February. There is one generation 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.