Aslauga lamborni

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Aslauga lamborni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aslauga
Species: A. lamborni
Binomial name
Aslauga lamborni
Bethune-Baker, 1914[1]

Aslauga lamborni, the Lamborn's aslauga, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, southern Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of primary forests.

The larvae feed on Stictococcus sjoestedti. They are associated with the ant species Crematogaster buchneri race winkleri.

Etymology[edit]

The name honours British government entomologist Dr. W. A. Lamborn who worked in tropical Africa.

References[edit]

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

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