Bematistes alcinoe

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Alcinoe bematistes
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Bematistes
Species: B. alcinoe
Binomial name
Bematistes alcinoe
Weymer, 1892[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea alcinoe Felder & Felder, 1865
  • Acraea (Acraea) alcinoe
  • Planema godmani Butler, 1895
  • Acraea timandra Karsch, 1893
  • Planema alcinoe var. camerunica Aurivillius, 1893
  • Planema salvini Butler, 1895
  • Planema nado Ungemach, 1932
  • Acraea alcinoe racaji

Bematistes alcinoe, the alcinoe bematistes, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on Adenia cisampelloides.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Bematistes alcinoe alcinoe (Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria)
  • Bematistes alcinoe camerunica (Aurivillius, 1893) (Cameroon, Bioko, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, north-western Tanzania)
  • Bematistes alcinoe nado (Ungemach, 1932) (south-western Ethiopia)
  • Bematistes alcinoe racaji Pyrcz, 1991 (island of Príncipe)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acraea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Acraeini

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