Thestor penningtoni

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Thestor penningtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. penningtoni
Binomial name
Thestor penningtoni
van Son, 1949[1]

Thestor penningtoni, the Pennington's skolly, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape, from the Swartberg Pass along the Great Swartberg, Elandsberg north of Seweweekspoort, the Keeromsberg and Waboomsberg, as well as the Hex River Mountains.

The wingspan is 26–37 mm for males and 32–41 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late October to November. 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.