Aloeides carolynnae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera Lycaenidae

Scientific Name: Aloeides carolynnae
Species Authority: Dickson, 1983

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Only known from Slanghoek Valley, Goudini, near Worcester, Western Cape.
Countries occurrence:
South Africa (Western Cape)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in hilly fynbos with open rocky spaces. Flight period is November to March. Larval food plant probably an Aspalathus sp. Flight rapid, butterfly often settling after a short spurt on vegetation or the ground. Only discovered in 1980.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Aloeides carolynnae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T886A13089004. . Downloaded on 24 May 2016.
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