Iolaus congdoni

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Iolaus congdoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Iolaus
Species: I. congdoni
Binomial name
Iolaus congdoni
(Kielland, 1985)[1]
  • Epamera congdoni Kielland, 1985
  • Iolaus (Epamera) congdoni
  • Epamera congdoni uluguru Kielland, 1985

Iolaus congdoni is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Tanzania, Malawi (the Nyika Plateau) and Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of montane forests at altitudes of about 2,000 metres.

The larvae feed on Tapinanthus sansibarensis, Agelanthus zizyphifolius vittatus, Agelanthus atrocoronatus, Agelanthus uhehensis, Agelanthus bipartitus, Phragmanthera rufescens, Oedina pendens and Helixanthera verruculosa.


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