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Argyraspodes is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae.[1] It is monotypic containing only the species Argyraspodes argyraspis, the warrior silver-spotted copper, which is found in South Africa, in the Western and Eastern Cape, Free State and Northern Cape.

Warrior silver-spotted copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Aphnaeinae
Genus: Argyraspodes
Tite & Dickson, 1973
A. argyraspis
Binomial name
Argyraspodes argyraspis
(Trimen, 1873)
  • Zeritis argyraspis Trimen, 1873
  • Phasis argyraspis
  • Phasis argyraspis f. labuschagnei van Son, 1959

The wingspan is 32–38 mm for males and 35–45 mm females. Adults are on wing from August to March and sometimes from July to April.[2]


  1. Argyraspodes at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.

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