Mimeresia debora

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Mimeresia debora
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Mimeresia
Species: M. debora
Binomial name
Mimeresia debora
(Kirby, 1890)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseuderesia debora Kirby, 1890
  • Durbania ashira Holland, 1890
  • Pseuderesia barnsi Hawker-Smith, 1933
  • Pseuderesia catori Bethune-Baker, 1904
  • Pseuderesia debora var. deborula Aurivillius, 1899

Mimeresia debora, the Debora's harlequin, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.[2] Its habitat consists of forests.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Mimeresia debora debora (Nigeria: Cross River loop, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo: Sankuru)
  • Mimeresia debora barnsi (Hawker-Smith, 1933) (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Uele, western Uganda)
  • Mimeresia debora catori (Bethune-Baker, 1904) (Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, southern Nigeria)
  • Mimeresia debora deborula (Aurivillius, 1899) (Congo-Brazzaville: Kouilou)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mimeresia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Mimacraeina