Thestor claassensi

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Thestor claassensi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. claassensi
Binomial name
Thestor claassensi
Heath & Pringle, 2004[1]

Thestor claassensi, the Claassen's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from the West Cape on coastal rocky outcrops in fynbos near Stilnaai between Knysna and Cape Town.

The wingspan is 27–36 mm for males and 29–39 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to early 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.