Trimenia argyroplaga

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Large silver-spotted copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Trimenia
Species: T. argyroplaga
Binomial name
Trimenia argyroplaga
(Dickson, 1967)[1]
  • Phasis argyroplaga Dickson, 1967
  • Zeritis wallengreni var. A Trimen, 1887

Trimenia argyroplaga, the large silver-spotted copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 25–34 mm for males and 29–41 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year.[2]


  • Trimenia argyroplaga argyroplaga (from Western Cape to Eastern Cape and in the Northern Cape)
  • Trimenia argyroplaga cardouwae Dickson & Wykeham, 1994 (Olifantrivierberge above Porterville in the Western Cape)


  1. ^ Trimenia 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.