Anthene xanthopoecilus

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Anthene xanthopoecilus
Figures 1 & 2 (male) and 3 (female)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. xanthopoecilus
Binomial name
Anthene xanthopoecilus
(Holland, 1893)[1]
  • Lycaenesthes xanthopoecilus Holland, 1893
  • Anthene (Anthene) xanthopoecilus
  • Lycaenesthes lukokescha Karsch, 1895
  • Lycaenesthes lycotas Grose-Smith, 1898

Anthene xanthopoecilus is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Uele, Ituri, North Kivu, Sankuru and Lualaba).[2]


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