Oboronia bueronica

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Oboronia bueronica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Oboronia
Species: O. bueronica
Binomial name
Oboronia bueronica
Karsch, 1895[1]

Oboronia bueronica, the ginger blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found along the southern coast of Kenya and in north-eastern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of dense forests.

Both sexes are attracted to flowers.

The larvae feed on Costus species. They are associated with very small unidentified dark brown ants.

References[edit]

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