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Capys alphaeus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Capys alphaeus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Capys
Rank  Species
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Similar  Capys, Aloeides, Chrysoritis

Capys alphaeus, the protea scarlet or orange-banded protea, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 31–40 mm for males and 32–47 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to November and from February to April in two main generations.

The larvae feed on the flower buds of various Protea species, including P. cynaroides, P. roupelliae, P. subvestita, P. repens and P. grandiceps.

Subspecies

  • Capys alphaeus alphaeus (from the Cape Peninsula to the Kouebokkeveld Mountains and southern Namaqualand, the Western Cape and then to the Eastern Cape)
  • Capys alphaeus extentus Quickelberge, 1979 (from the Eastern Cape along the mountains to the eastern part of the Free State and the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Limpopo)
  • References

    Capys alphaeus Wikipedia


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