Thestor calviniae

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Thestor calviniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. calviniae
Binomial name
Thestor calviniae
Riley, 1954[1]

Thestor calviniae, the Hantamsberg skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from montane fynbos in the foothills and at the summit of the Hantamsberg near Calvinia.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 38–42 mm for females. Peaks in flight times occur in December at lower altitudes and from March to April on the summit of the Hantamsberg. There is one generation per year.[2]

References[edit]

  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.