Aloeides nubilus

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Cloud copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. nubilus
Binomial name
Aloeides nubilus
Henning & Henning, 1982

Aloeides nubilus, the cloud copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found on low rocky ridges in the Mpumalanga Drakensberg.

The wingspan is 21–24 mm for males and 22–26 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to November. There is one generation per year.[2]


  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Aloeides nubilus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T890A13089362. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T890A13089362.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.