Cigaritis homeyeri

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Homeyer's bar
Cigaritis homeyeri, TransEntSocLondon1905PlateXIII.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Cigaritis
Species: C. homeyeri
Binomial name
Cigaritis homeyeri
(Dewitz, 1887)[1]
Synonyms
  • Aphnaeus homeyeri Dewitz, 1887
  • Spindasis homeyeri
  • Spindasis kallimon Druce, 1905
  • Spindasis homeyeri f. fracta Stempffer, 1948

Cigaritis homeyeri, the Homeyer's bar or Homeyer's silverline, is a lycaenid butterfly that is native to the Afrotropics. Adults are on wing year-round with distinct wet- and dry-season forms.

Range[edit]

It is found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, Equateur, Lualaba, Lomami, Shaba and Maniema), Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia.[2]

Habitat and food plants[edit]

The habitat consists of grassy savannah. The larvae feed on Acacia species.

Etymology[edit]

The name honours Alexander von Homeyer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cigaritis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Aphnaeini (part 2)

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