Aloeides stevensoni

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Aloeides stevensoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. stevensoni
Binomial name
Aloeides stevensoni
Tite & Dickson, 1973[1]

Aloeides stevensoni, the Stevenson's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is restricted to montane sourveld grassland on the Wolkberg near Haenertsburg.

The wingspan is 23–26 mm for males and 24–26 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to December in one generation.[2]

References[edit]

  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.