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Thestor penningtoni

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Thestor penningtoni
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Thestor
Rank  Species

Thestor penningtoni, the Pennington's skolly, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Western Cape, from the Swartberg Pass along the Great Swartberg, Elandsberg north of Seweweekspoort, the Keeromsberg and Waboomsberg, as well as the Hex River Mountains.

The wingspan is 26–37 mm for males and 32–41 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late October to November. There is one generation per year.

References

Thestor penningtoni Wikipedia


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