Aloeides trimeni

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Trimen's copper
Aloeides trimeni, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. trimeni
Binomial name
Aloeides trimeni
Tite & Dickson, 1973[1]

Aloeides trimeni, the Trimen'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 22–33 mm for males and 24–35 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to December (with a peak in October) and from January to April (with a peak in February). There are two generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Aspalathus species and Hermannia depressa.

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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.