Trimenia wykehami

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Wykeham's silver-spotted copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Trimenia
Species: T. wykehami
Binomial name
Trimenia wykehami
(Dickson, 1969)[1]
  • Phasis argyroplaga wykehami Dickson, 1969

Trimenia wykehami, the Wykeham's silver-spotted copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found from Beaufort West to the Roggeveld escarpment in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 24–32 mm for males and 27–39 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year.[2]


  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.