Anthene flavomaculatus

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Anthene flavomaculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. flavomaculatus
Binomial name
Anthene flavomaculatus
(Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaenesthes flavomaculatus Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
  • Anthene (Anthene) flavomaculatus

Anthene flavomaculatus, the yellow-spot ciliate blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Nigeria (south and the Cross River loop), Cameroon and northern Angola.[2] The habitat consist of forests.

The larvae are associated with the following ant species: Crematogaster buchneri race winkleri, Crematogaster buchneri race alligatrix, Pheidole rotundata and Odontomachus haematodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthene at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Lycaenesthini