Thestor murrayi

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Thestor murrayi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. murrayi
Binomial name
Thestor murrayi
Swanepoel, 1953[1]

Thestor murrayi, the Murray's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from Name Karoo in the West Cape, from the Swartberg to the Kammanassie, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains to the Groot Winterhoekberge and Baviaanskloofberge in the East Cape.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to 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.