Thestor vansoni

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Thestor vansoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Thestor
Species: T. vansoni
Binomial name
Thestor vansoni
Pennington, 1962[1]

Thestor vansoni, the Van Son's skolly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in the Nama Karoo just below the peaks of the Gydoberg, the Skurweberg and the Cederberg in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 24–29 mm for males and 27–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing from the September to November, 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.