Thestor barbatus

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Thestor barbatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. barbatus
Binomial name
Thestor barbatus
Henning & Henning, 1997[1]

Thestor barbatus, the bearded skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from the West Cape in Nama Karoo at the Paardenberg and in the northern foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains.

The wingspan is 32–38 mm for males and 36–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing in December. There is one generation per year.[2]


  1. ^ Thestor 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.