Lachnocnema luna

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Druce's large woolly legs
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lachnocnema
Species: L. luna
Binomial name
Lachnocnema luna
Druce, 1910[1]

Lachnocnema luna, the Druce's large woolly legs, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Ghana (the Volta Region), eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and north-western Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Larvae have been recorded on Cassia alata. They fed on the secretions of immature ant-attended membracids and on membracids and jassids.


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

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