Abantis nigeriana

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Abantis nigeriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Abantis
Species: A. nigeriana
Binomial name
Abantis nigeriana
Butler, 1901[1]

Abantis nigeriana, the Nigerian paradise skipper, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Senegal, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, southern Sudan and Gabon.[2] The habitat consists of Guinea savanna.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Abantis nigeriana nigeriana (Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana to northern Nigeria)
  • Abantis nigeriana rougeoti Berger, 1959 (Gabon)

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