Bebearia absolon

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Bebearia absolon
Absolon forester (Bebearia absolon).jpg
Kakum National Park, Ghana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Bebearia
Species: B. absolon
Binomial name
Bebearia absolon
(Fabricius, 1793)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio absolon Fabricius, 1793
  • Bebearia (Apectinaria) absolon
  • Euryphene candida Capronnier, 1889
  • Euryphene entebbiae Lathy, 1906

Bebearia absolon, the Absolon forester, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on Trachyphrynium and Hypselodelphys species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Bebearia absolon absolon (eastern Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mayumbe, Ubangi, Mongala, Uele, Ituri, northern Kivu, Tshopo, Tshuapa, Equateur, Kinshasa, Kasai, Sankuru and Lualaba)
  • Bebearia absolon entebbiae (Lathy, 1906) (Uganda, north-western Tanzania)

References[edit]

In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africa
  1. ^ "Bebearia Hemming, 1960" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Adoliadini