Bebearia phranza

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Bebearia phranza
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Bebearia
Species: B. phranza
Binomial name
Bebearia phranza
(Hewitson, 1865)[1]
Synonyms
  • Euryphene phranza Hewitson, 1865
  • Bebearia (Bebearia) phranza
  • Euryphene phranza f. moreelsi Aurivillius, 1901
  • Euriphene phranza robiginosus Talbot, 1927

Bebearia phranza, the white-spot forester, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Adults are attracted to fallen fruit.

Bebearia phranza female, Mbalmayo, Cameroon

Subspecies[edit]

  • Bebearia phranza phranza (Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo)
  • Bebearia phranza fuscara Hecq, 1989 (northern Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ubangi)
  • Bebearia phranza moreelsi d'Abrera, 1980 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: central and east to Uele, Ituri, northern Kivu, Equateur, Kasai, Sankuru and Lomami)
  • Bebearia phranza robiginosus (Talbot, 1927) (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Shaba)

References[edit]

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