Thestor strutti

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Thestor strutti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. strutti
Binomial name
Thestor strutti
van Son, 1951

Thestor strutti, the Strutt's skolly, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is only known from sparse fynbos on the high slopes near the north end of the Bainskloof Pass near Wolseley in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 25–27 mm for males and 26–28 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late July or August to early September. 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 strutti. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.