Lepidochrysops forsskali

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Lepidochrysops forsskali
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. forsskali
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops forsskali
Larsen, 1982[1]

Lepidochrysops forsskali, the Forsskaal's giant Cupid, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in south-western Saudi Arabia and Yemen.[2] Its habitat consists of steep slopes covered by tropical scrub at altitudes between 900 and 1,800 meters.

Adults have been recorded in October and February.

The larvae feed on Becium serpyllifolium.

Is named in honour of naturalist Peter Forsskål.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 2)