Aloeides swanepoeli

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

Aloeides swanepoeli, the Swanepoel's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found from coastal KwaZulu-Natal to the Drakensberg, north into Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The wingspan is 25–29 mm for males and 28–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to November and from January to February. There are 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.