Aloeides titei

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Aloeides titei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. titei
Binomial name
Aloeides titei
Henning, 1987[1]

Aloeides titei, the Tite's copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg foothills to the hills of southern Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 25–30 mm for males and 26–33 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.