Aloeides penningtoni

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Pennington's copper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. penningtoni
Binomial name
Aloeides penningtoni
Tite & Dickson, 1968[1]
  • Aloeides natalensis Tite and Dickson, 1968

Aloeides penningtoni, the Pennington's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the northern Eastern Cape and the Drakensberg foothills to the KwaZulu-Natal midlands and the Ngoye and Enseleni forests.

The wingspan is 26–31 mm for males and 28–34 mm females. There are several generations in the warmer months, with adults on wing from August to June with peaks in November and February.[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.