Aloeides susanae

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

Aloeides susanae, the Susan's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found from the KwaZulu-Natal midlands to the Free State and the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 21–24 mm for males and 22–26 mm females. Adults are on wing from September to January. There is one, or possibly two, generations 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.