Thestor pringlei

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Thestor pringlei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. pringlei
Binomial name
Thestor pringlei
Dickson, 1976

Thestor pringlei, the Pringle's skolly, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in the Western Cape in dry Nama Karoo on the Roggeveld escarpment near Sutherland and near Calvinia in the Northern Cape.

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


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