Bematistes obliqua

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Bematistes obliqua
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Bematistes
Species: B. obliqua
Binomial name
Bematistes obliqua
(Aurivillius, 1913)[1]
Synonyms
  • Planema obliqua Aurivillius, 1913
  • Acraea obliqua (Aurivillius, 1913)
  • Acraea (Acraea) obliqua
  • Planema elgonense Poulton, 1927
  • Bematistes elgonense
  • Bematistes elgonense f. ela Rumbucher, 1992
  • Planema obliqua kivuensis Joicey & Talbot, 1927
  • Planema elgonense toroense Poulton, 1929

Bematistes obliqua, the yellow-banded bematistes, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of sub-montane forest.

This species is mimicked by a form of Pseudacraea eurytus.

The larvae feed on Adenia cisampelloides.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Bematistes obliqua obliqua (Nigeria, Cameroon)
  • Bematistes obliqua elgonense (Poulton, 1927) (Uganda: western slopes of Mount Elgon)
  • Bematistes obliqua kivuensis (Joicey & Talbot, 1927) (Uganda: west to the highlands, Democratic Republic of the Congo: east to Kivu and Ituri)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acraea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Acraeini

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