Amauris hyalites

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Amauris hyalites
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Amauris hyalites depicted in Seitz Fauna Africana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Amauris
Species: A. hyalites
Binomial name
Amauris hyalites
Butler, 1874[1]
Synonyms
  • Amauris (Amaura) hyalites
  • Amauris damocles hyalites
  • Amauris difficilis Aurivillius, 1891
  • Amauris fenestrata Aurivillius, 1907
  • Amauris schubotzi Schultze, 1914
  • Amauris lygia Hulstaert, 1924

Amauris hyalites is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Cameroon, Bioko, Gabon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, western Tanzania and western Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of low to medium altitude forests.

Adult males are attracted to wet sand.

The larvae feed on Asclepiadaceae species.

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