Anthene phoenicis

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Anthene phoenicis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. phoenicis
Binomial name
Anthene phoenicis
(Karsch, 1893)[1]
Synonyms
  • Triclema phoenicis Karsch, 1893
  • Anthene (Triclema) phoenicis

Anthene phoenicis, Karsch's ciliate blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in eastern Senegal, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, southern Nigeria and Cameroon.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Adult males mud-puddle.

References[edit]

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