Pentila maculata

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Pentila maculata
Pentila hedwiga.JPG
Pentila maculata.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Pentila
Species: P. maculata
Binomial name
Pentila maculata
(Kirby, 1887)[1]
Synonyms
  • Tingra maculata Kirby, 1887
  • Pentila abraxas maculata
  • Pentila yaunda Karsch, 1895
  • Pentila hedwiga Suffert, 1904
  • Pentila telesippe Grünberg, 1910
  • Pentila elpinice Grünberg, 1910
  • Pentila pardalena Druce, 1910
  • Pentila abraxas pardalena
  • Pentila abraxas ab. affixa Schultze, 1923
  • Pentila subochracea Hawker-Smith, 1933
  • Pentila abraxas subochracea

Pentila maculata, the multi-spot pentila, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pentila maculata maculata (Nigeria: from Lagos to the Cross River loop, western Cameroon)
  • Pentila maculata pardalena Druce, 1910 (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea: Bioko and Mbini, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mayumbe, Haut-Uele and Tshopo)
  • Pentila maculata subochracea Hawker-Smith, 1933 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Sankuru, Tshopo, Bas-Uele and West Kivu)

References[edit]

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