Aloeides monticola

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Aloeides monticola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. monticola
Binomial name
Aloeides monticola
Pringle, 1994[1]

Aloeides monticola, the Cederberg copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the high slopes of the Cederberg in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 35–39 mm for males and 38–45 mm females. Adults are on wing from August to November. There is one generation 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.