Mimeresia moreelsi

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Mimeresia moreelsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Mimeresia
Species: M. moreelsi
Binomial name
Mimeresia moreelsi
(Aurivillius, 1901)[1]
  • Pseuderesia moreelsi Aurivillius, 1901
  • Pseuderesia purpurea Hawker-Smith, 1933
  • Pseuderesia alberici Dufrane, 1945
  • Pseuderesia tessmanni Grünberg, 1910
  • Pseuderesia tessmanni f. decolorata Hulstaert, 1924

Mimeresia moreelsi is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of forests.


  • Mimeresia moreelsi moreelsi (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Equateur and Tshuapa)
  • Mimeresia moreelsi purpurea (Hawker-Smith, 1933) (Uganda: west to the Bwamba Valley, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Uele, Ituri, Tshopo and possibly Shaba)
  • Mimeresia moreelsi tessmanni (Grünberg, 1910) (Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)


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