Aloeides rileyi

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Aloeides rileyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. rileyi
Binomial name
Aloeides rileyi
Tite & Dickson, 1976[1]
  • Aloeides taylori Tite and Dickson, 1976
  • Aloeides rileyi f. pallida Woodhall, 2000

Aloeides rileyi, the Riley's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from Lesotho and the eastern part of the Free State.

The wingspan is 24–28 mm for males and 26–30 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to February. 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.