Lachnocnema regularis

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Regular woolly legs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lachnocnema
Species: L. regularis
Binomial name
Lachnocnema regularis
Libert, 1996[1]

Lachnocnema regularis, the regular woolly legs, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. The nominate subspecies is only known from a single record in the Limpopo Province. Subspecies grisea is also found in Africa, including Tanzania.

The wingspan is 28–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Lachnocnema regularis regularis (Angola, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, South Africa: Limpopo Province)
  • Lachnocnema regularis grisea Libert, 1996 (western and southern Tanzania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachnocnema regularis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.