Aloeides rossouwi

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

Aloeides rossouwi, the Rossouw's copper, is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in Mpumalanga south of the Stoffberg.

The wingspan is 22–26 mm for males and 24–28 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to November and from February to March. There are two generations per year.[1]

The larvae are associated with ants of the Lepisiota genus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Aphnaeini (part 4)