Thestor overbergensis

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Thestor overbergensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. overbergensis
Binomial name
Thestor overbergensis
Heath & Pringle, 2004[1]

Thestor overbergensis, the Overberg skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from coastal fynbos between Ou Plaas and De Hoop in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 33–38 mm for males and about 44 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to December.[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.