Aloeides lutescens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aloeides lutescens
Species Authority: Tite & Dickson, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gimenez Dixon, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from around Brandvlei Dam, near Worcester and Rodeberg, near Robertson, Western Cape.
South Africa (Western Cape)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits lower hill slopes in dry sandy fynbos or renosterveld. Flight period October to March. Larval food plant unknown but probably Aspalathus sp. (Fabaceae). Flight swift, erratic and of short duration.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Building of the dam at Brandvlei may have resulted in the loss of habitat.

Citation: Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Aloeides lutescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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