Thestor dicksoni

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Thestor dicksoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. dicksoni
Binomial name
Thestor dicksoni
Riley, 1954[1]
Synonyms
  • Thestor malagas Dickson & Wykeham, 1994

Thestor dicksoni, the Dickson's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 34-37.5 mm for males and 43–45 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to April. There is one generation per year.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Thestor dicksoni dicksoni (montane fynbos in the Dasklip Pass near Porterville to the Roodezandsberg near the Tulbagh Kloof)
  • Thestor dicksoni malagas Dickson & Wykeham, 1994 (along the Atlantic coast and on the Langebaan peninsula)
  • Thestor dicksoni warreni Ball, 1994 (arid strandveld Karoo near Graafwater, between Clanwilliam and Lambertsbaai)

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.