Euphaedra phaethusa

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Euphaedra phaethusa
Euphaedra phaethusa Ahozon 2012-01-22 ups.jpg
Euphaedra phaethusa Ahozon 2012-01-22 uns.jpg
Scientific classification
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E. phaethusa
Binomial name
Euphaedra phaethusa
(Butler, 1866)[1]
Synonyms
  • Romaleosoma phaethusa Butler, 1866
  • Euphaedra (Euphaedrana) phaethusa
  • Euphaedra artynta Möschler, 1887
  • Euphaedra vespasia Möschler, 1887
  • Euphaedra adelica Bartel, 1905
  • Euphaedra inanum f. ceroides Hecq, 1979
  • Euphaedra ceroides Hecq, 1983
  • Euphaedra scrupulosa Hecq, 1997
  • Euphaedra ceroides aurea Hecq, 1983
  • Euphaedra ceres ab. aurea Neustetter, 1927

Euphaedra phaethusa, the common Ceres forester, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and possibly Nigeria.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on Blighia sapida.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Euphaedra phaethusa phaethusa (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria)
  • Euphaedra phaethusa aurea Hecq, 1983 (Guinea, Sierra Leone, western Liberia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euphaedra Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Adoliadini