Thestor camdeboo

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Thestor camdeboo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. camdeboo
Binomial name
Thestor camdeboo
Dickson & Wykeham, 1994[1]

Thestor camdeboo, the Camdeboo skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from grassveld inclusions in Nama Karoo on the upper slopes of the Camdeboo Mountains north of Aberdeen in the East Cape.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from the end of November to mid-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.