Aphysoneura scapulifascia

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Aphysoneura scapulifascia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Aphysoneura
Species: A. scapulifascia
Binomial name
Aphysoneura scapulifascia
Synonyms
  • Aphysoneura pigmentaria occidentalis Joicey & Talbot, 1924

Aphysoneura scapulifascia, the scapulate bamboo ringlet, western painted ringlet or western bamboo ringlet, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and possibly Rwanda and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of the bamboo zone of montane forests.

The larvae feed on bamboo species and Arundinaria species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Aphysoneura scapulifascia scapulifascia (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kivu, Burundi, possibly Rwanda and Tanzania)
  • Aphysoneura scapulifascia collinsi Kielland, 1989 (Kenya: Mount Elgon)
  • Aphysoneura scapulifascia kigeziae Kielland, 1989 (Uganda: Kigezi district)
  • Aphysoneura scapulifascia occidentalis Joicey & Talbot, 1924 (eastern Nigeria, Cameroon: highlands)
  • Aphysoneura scapulifascia zairensis Kielland, 1989 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Tshiaberimu)

References[edit]

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