Iolaus aethria

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Iolaus aethria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Iolaus
Species: I. aethria
Binomial name
Iolaus aethria
Karsch, 1893[1]
  • Iolaus (Epamera) aethria
  • Epamera mirabilis Druce, 1903

Iolaus aethria, Karsch's sapphire, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria (south and the Cross River loop), Cameroon and on Bioko.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on the flowers of Loranthus incanus.


  1. ^ Iolaus at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Iolaina

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