Aphysoneura pigmentaria

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Aphysoneura pigmentaria
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In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Aphysoneura
Species: A. pigmentaria
Binomial name
Aphysoneura pigmentaria
Karsch, 1894[1]
Synonyms
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria var. latilimba Le Cerf, 1919
  • Aphysoneura obnubila Riley, 1923
  • Rhaphiceropsis pringlei Sharpe, 1894
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria var. kenyae Le Cerf, 1919

Aphysoneura pigmentaria, the painted ringlet, bamboo painted ringlet or bamboo ringlet, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of the bamboo zone of montane forests.

Adults are on wing year round.

The larvae feed on Sinarundinaria alpina, Oxytenanthera abyssinica and Festuca africana.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria pigmentaria (north-eastern Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria dewittei Bouyer, 2001 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria kanga Kielland, 1989 (Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria kiellandi Congdon & Collins, 1998 (southern Kenya, northern Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria latilimba Le Cerf, 1919 (Zambia, Malawi: south to Mount Mlanje)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria mbulu Kielland, 1989 (Tanzania: Mbulu highlands)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria obnubila Riley, 1923 (southern Tanzania, northern Malawi)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria pringlei (Sharpe, 1894) (eastern Uganda, Kenya: Kikuyu to Victoria Nyanza)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria semilatilimba Kielland, 1989 (eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania: montane areas of Kigoma, Mpanda and Ufipa)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria seminigra Kielland, 1985 (eastern Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria songeana Kielland, 1989 (Tanzania: Kitesa Forest in the Matengo Hills)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria uzungwa Kielland, 1989 (east-central Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria vumba Kielland, 1989 (Zimbabwe)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aphysoneura Karsch, 1894" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Melanitini

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