Anthene lyzanius

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Anthene lyzanius
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. lyzanius
Binomial name
Anthene lyzanius
(Hewitson, 1874)[1]
  • Lycaenesthes lyzanius Hewitson, 1874
  • Anthene (Neurypexina) lyzanius
  • Anthene regillus Holland, 1891
  • Anthene turbatus Grose-Smith and Kirby, 1893

Anthene lyzanius, the black-patches, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria (south and the Cross River loop), Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and northern Angola.[2]

The larvae have been found on the young shoots of an unidentified plant. They are associated with the ant species Pheidole rotundata.


  1. ^ Anthene at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Lycaenesthini