Thestor rossouwi

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Thestor rossouwi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. rossouwi
Binomial name
Thestor rossouwi
Dickson, 1971
  • Thestor swanepoeli Pennington, 1971

Thestor rossouwi, the Rossouw's skolly, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa., where it is known from coastal fynbos from between Riversdale and Stilbaai, west to Hermanus, Cape Agulhas and Bredasdorp in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 27–32 mm for males and 30–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to April. There might be more than 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 rossouwi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.