Thestor compassbergae

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Thestor compassbergae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. compassbergae
Binomial name
Thestor compassbergae
Quickelberge & McMaster, 1970

Thestor compassbergae, the Compassberg skolly, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is only known from grassy inclusions in Nama Karoo on the mountain slopes of the Kompasberg, above Nieu-Bethesda in the East Cape.

The wingspan is 26–29 mm for males and 27–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing in mid-December. There is one generation per year.[1]


  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Thestor compassbergae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.