Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Aloeides
Family: Lycaenidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
pierus
NOTES

A copper butterfly with a wingspan of about 25-30 mm. The adults may vary greatly in colour. The larvae feed on Aspalathus plants and may shelter in the nests of ants (Lepisiota capensis) during the day.


AUTHORITY
(Cramer, 1779)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The upper side of the wings is a tawny-orange with dark brown areas while the underside is sometimes a pinkish-red
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Copper butterfly
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Generally found along roads in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
December
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio pierus
Papilio euadrus
Papilio suetonius



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