Thestor pictus

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Thestor pictus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. pictus
Binomial name
Thestor pictus
van Son, 1941[1]
  • Thestor montanus pictus van Son, 1941

Thestor pictus, the Langeberg skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in fynbos-covered mountain slopes above Garcia's Pass on the Langeberg.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from the end of September to November, with a peak in October. There is one generation per year.[2]

Larvae have been found in the nests of the pugnacious ant Anoplolepis custodiens, but the larval food is unknown.


  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.