Iridana exquisita

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Iridana exquisita
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Iridana
Species: I. exquisita
Binomial name
Iridana exquisita
(Grose-Smith, 1898)[1]
  • Iris exquisita Grose-Smith, 1898

Iridana exquisita, the exquisite sapphire gem, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Ghana, western Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Gabon.[2] The habitat consists of forests.


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