Kaplan's thestor

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Kaplan's thestor
Thestor kaplani, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. kaplani
Binomial name
Thestor kaplani
Dickson & Stephen, 1971

Kaplan's skolly or Kaplan's thestor (Thestor kaplani), is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is only known from fynbos on the slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains above Greyton in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. There is one generation per year.[1]

Sources[edit]

  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 kaplani. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.