Mylothris kiwuensis

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Mylothris kiwuensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Mylothris
Species: M. kiwuensis
Binomial name
Mylothris kiwuensis
Grünberg, 1910[1]
Synonyms
  • Mylothris flavicosta Rebel, 1914
  • Mylothris rhodope r. muanensis Dufrane, 1948

Mylothris kiwuensis is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and possibly Kenya.[2] The habitat consists of primary forests.

The larvae feed on Santalales species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • M. k. kiwuensis (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kivu)
  • M. k. rhodopoides Talbot, 1944 (eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, north-western Tanzania, possibly Kenya)
  • M. k. katera Berger, 1979 (western and southern Uganda)
  • M. k. marielouisae Berger, 1979 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

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