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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Aphnaeinae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: (57) A. almeida – A. angolensis – A. apicalis – A. aranda – A. argenteus – A. arida – A. bamptoni – A. barbarae – A. barklyi – A. braueri – A. caffrariae – A. caledoni – A. carolynnae – A. clarki – A. conradsi – A. damarensis – A. dentatis – A. depicta – A. dicksoni – A. dryas – A. egerides – A. gowani – A. griseus – A. henningi – A. juana – A. kaplani – A. lutescens – A. macmasteri – A. maluti – A. margaretae – A. mbuluensis – A. merces – A. molomo – A. monticola – A. mullini – A. namibiensis – A. nollothi – A. nubilus – A. oreas – A. pallida – A. penningtoni – A. pierus – A. plowesi – A. pringlei – A. quickelbergei – A. rileyi – A. rossouwi – A. simplex – A. stevensoni – A. susanae – A. swanepoeli – A. taikosama – A. tearei – A. thyra – A. titei – A. trimeni – A. vansoni
Source(s) of checklist:
per Williams, 2008
Name

Aloeides Hübner, [1819], (5): 73,

Type species: Papilio pierus Cramer, [1779]. by subsequent designation of Scudder, 1875: 107.
References

Henning, G.A., 1982. Descriptions of three new species of Aloeides Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Transvaal, South Africa and south west Africa (Namibia). J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 45(2): 231–238, ill. Reference page.
Henning, G. A., 1987. Notes on the Aloeides penningtoni complex from South Africa (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with descriptions of three new species. J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 50(1): 241–248. Reference page.
Henning, G.A. 1993. Revisional notes on the genus Aloeides Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Metamorphosis 4 (4): 144–155. Full issue PDF. Reference page.
Hübner, J. 1816–1826. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge. Augsburg. Papilionoidea. BHL Reference page.
Larsen, T.B., 1996: The Butterflies of Kenya and Their Natural History. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1–500. Reference page.
Scudder, S.H. 1875. Historical sketch of the generic names proposed for butterflies. Proc. amer. Soc. Arts Sci. Boston 10: 91–293. BHL Reference page.
Tite, G.E. & Dickson, C.G.C. 1968. The Aloeides thyra complex (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent) 21 (7): 367–388, 8 pls, 4 text figs. text, plates. Reference page.
Tite, G.E. & Dickson, C.G.C. 1975. The genus Aloeides and allied genera (Lepidoptera:Lycaenidae). Bull. Brit. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology). 29 (5): 225–280, 5 pls, 32 text figs. text, plates. Reference page.

Links

Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Aloeides Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page.


Aloeides, commonly called coppers, is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. Most can be found in South Africa (49 species), but a few species occur as far north as Kenya (8 species).[2]
Species

Listed alphabetically within groups.[1][2][3]

The "thyra" species group:
Aloeides apicalis Tite & Dickson, 1968 – pointed copper
Aloeides arida Tite & Dickson, 1968 – arid copper
Aloeides bamptoni Tite & Dickson, 1977 – Brampton's copper
Aloeides braueri Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Brauer's copper
Aloeides caledoni Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Caledon copper
Aloeides clarki Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Coega copper
Aloeides dentatis (Swierstra, 1909) – Roodepoort copper
Aloeides depicta Tite & Dickson, 1968 – depicta copper
Aloeides dryas Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Transvaal copper
Aloeides egerides Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Red Hill copper
Aloeides gowani Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Gowan's copper
Aloeides juana Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Juana copper
Aloeides kaplani Tite & Dickson, 1977 – Kaplan's copper
Aloeides lutescens Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Worcester copper
Aloeides margaretae Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Margarite's copper
Aloeides nollothi Tite & Dickson, 1977 – Nolloth's copper
Aloeides oreas Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Oreas copper
Aloeides pallida Tite & Dickson, 1968 – giant copper
Aloeides penningtoni Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Pennington's copper
Aloeides pringlei Tite & Dickson, 1976 – Pringle's copper
Aloeides quickelbergei Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Quickelberge's copper
Aloeides rileyi Tite & Dickson, 1976 – Riley's copper
Aloeides simplex (Trimen, 1893) – dune copper
Aloeides thyra (Linnaeus, 1764) – red copper
Aloeides vansoni Tite & Dickson, 1968 – Van Son's copper
unnamed species group A:
Aloeides almeida (C. Felder, 1862) – Almeida copper
Aloeides aranda (Wallengren, 1857) – Aranda copper
Aloeides barklyi (Trimen, 1874) – Barkly's copper
Aloeides conradsi (Aurivillius, 1907) – Conrad's copper
Aloeides damarensis (Trimen, 1891) – Damara copper
Aloeides griseus Riley, 1921
Aloeides henningi Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Henning's copper
Aloeides macmasteri Tite & Dickson, 1973 – McMaster's copper
Aloeides molomo (Trimen, 1870) – molomo copper
Aloeides pierus (Cramer, [1779]) – dull copper
Aloeides plowesi Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Plowes' copper
Aloeides stevensoni Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Stevenson's copper
Aloeides susanae Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Susan's copper
Aloeides swanepoeli Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Swanepoel's copper
Aloeides taikosama (Wallengren, 1857) – dusky copper
Aloeides trimeni Tite & Dickson, 1973 – Trimen's copper
unnamed species group B:
Aloeides angolensis Tite & Dickson, 1973
Aloeides argenteus Henning & Henning, 1994 – silvery copper
Aloeides barbarae Henning & Henning, 1994 – Barbara's copper
Aloeides caffrariae Henning, 1987 – border copper
Aloeides carolynnae Dickson, 1983 – Carolynn's copper
Aloeides dicksoni Henning, 1987 – Diskson's copper
Aloeides maluti Pringle, 1983 – Maluti copper
Aloeides mbuluensis Pringle, 1994 – Mbulu copper
Aloeides merces Henning & Henning, 1986 – Wakkerstroom copper
Aloeides monticola Pringle, 1994 – Cederberg copper
Aloeides mullini Henning & Henning, 1996 – Mullin's copper
Aloeides namibiensis Henning & Henning, 1994 – Namibia copper
Aloeides nubilus Henning & Henning, 1982 – cloud copper
Aloeides rossouwi Henning & Henning, 1982 – Rossouw's copper
Aloeides tearei Henning & Henning, 1982 – Teare's copper
Aloeides titei Henning, 1987 – Tite's copper

References

Aloeides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.
Tite & Dickson; The Genus: Aloeides and allied genera (Lycaenidae), Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 29:, pages 225-280 (1973)

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