Thestor braunsi

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Thestor braunsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. braunsi
Binomial name
Thestor braunsi
van Son, 1941[1]

Thestor braunsi, the Braun's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the West Cape Nama Karoo from Greyton, the north and south of Swartberg, east to Willowmore and west to the Robertson area.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October and March in most of the range and in January in Greyton. There are two generations 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.