Leona maracanda

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Leona maracanda
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Leona
Species: L. maracanda
Binomial name
Leona maracanda
(Hewitson, 1876)
  • Hesperia maracanda Hewitson, 1876
  • Caenides maracanda[1]

Leona maracanda, the scarce large recluse, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and north-western Zambia.[2]

The larvae have been recorded feeding on a climbing rattan palm in the Arecaceae family.


  1. ^ Caenides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Hesperiinae