Lachnocnema emperamus

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Common woolly legs
Lachnocnema brimo.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lachnocnema
Species: L. emperamus
Binomial name
Lachnocnema emperamus
(Snellen, 1872)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena emperamus Snellen, 1872
  • Lachnocnema brimo Karsch, 1893
  • Lachnocnema sudanica Aurivillius, 1905
  • Lachnocnema obliquisigna Hulstaert, 1924
  • Lachnocnema rectifascia Hulstaert, 1924

Lachnocnema emperamus, the common woolly legs or western woolly legs, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and western and central Kenya.[2] The habitat consists of savanna and degraded forests.

The larvae feed on Psyllidae species.

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