Thestor dryburghi

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Thestor dryburghi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. dryburghi
Binomial name
Thestor dryburghi
van Son, 1966

Thestor dryburghi, the Dryburgh's skolly, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa where it is only known from northern Namaqualand in succulent Karoo-covered hills at Kamieskroon to the north-west of Steinkopf in the North Cape.

The wingspan is 34–37 mm for males and 36–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to October. 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 dryburghi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.