Thestor rooibergensis

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Thestor rooibergensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. rooibergensis
Binomial name
Thestor rooibergensis
Heath, 1994[1]

Thestor rooibergensis, the Rooiberg skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in fynbos-covered mountain slopes in the Rooiberg area above Ladismith in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm for males and 27–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from the September to December, with a peak in October. 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.