Trimenia wallengrenii

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Wallengren's copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Trimenia
Species: T. wallengrenii
Binomial name
Trimenia wallengrenii
(Trimen & Bowker, 1887)
Synonyms
  • Zeritis wallengrenii Trimen, 1887
  • Phasis wallengrenii

Trimenia wallengrenii, the Wallengren's copper or Wallengren's silver-spotted copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa.

The wingspan is 24–35 mm for males and 29–42 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Trimenia wallengrenii wallengrenii (near Darling in the Western Cape)
  • Trimenia wallengrenii gonnemoi Ball, 1994 (upper slopes of the Piketberg in the Western Cape)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.