Thestor holmesi

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Thestor holmesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. holmesi
Binomial name
Thestor holmesi
van Son, 1951[1]

Thestor holmesi, the Holmes's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the West Cape, from the Outeniqua Mountains and Jonkershoek.

The wingspan is 26.5-35.5 mm for males and 30.5-39.5 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to early January. 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.