Aloeides monticola

Assessor: Dave Edge

Sensitive in 2010
No
Family
Lycaenidae
Exploitation extent
None - this species and its close relatives are not exploited, collected, traded or utilized in a targeted manner.
Population vulnerability
Population is vulnerable: size is <= 2500 mature individuals OR the number of known subpopulations is <= 5 OR range is <= 100km2 OR species at risk of localised extinctions
Justification and references

This species is a Rare - Restricted Range endemic from the Western Cape Province. 

Pringle, E.L. 1994. Four new Lycaenidae from the Cape Province, South Africa. Metamorphosis 5(3): 107-114.

http://www.metamorphosis.org.za/articlesPDF/514/Metamorphosis%20Vol.%205(3)%20pages%2089-142%20Sept%201994.pdf

Mecenero, S., Ball, J.B., Edge, D.A., Hamer, M.L., Henning, G.A., Kr├╝ger, M., Pringle, E.L., Terblanche, R.F., and Williams, M.C. (eds). 2013. Conservation assessment of butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: Red list and atlas. Saftronics (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg and Animal Demography Unit, Cape Town. page 361.

Regeneration potential
This species has a slow population growth rate, or the growth rate varies depending on habitat, and there is a poor chance the wild populations will recover from exploitation OR a collector might feasibly harvest the entire extant population removing the chance of subsequent recruitment.