Caprona adelica

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Caprona adelica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Caprona
Species: C. adelica
Binomial name
Caprona adelica
Karsch, 1892[1]
Synonyms
  • Caprona adelica var. kordofani Bethune-Baker, 1916

Caprona adelica, the western ragged skipper, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana, Togo, northern Nigeria, north-western Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Shaba), Malawi and possibly southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of Guinea savanna.

Adults feed from the flowers of Tridax species.

The larvae possibly feed on Grewia species

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