Pentila swynnertoni

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Pentila swynnertoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Pentila
Species: P. swynnertoni
Binomial name
Pentila swynnertoni
Stempffer & Bennett, 1961[1]
  • Pentila tropicalis swynnertoni Stempffer & Bennett, 1961
  • Pentila amenaida f. swynnertoni Stevenson, 1940

Pentila swynnertoni, the Swynnerton's buff, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Adults have been recorded on wing in February.

The larvae feed on algae (cyanobacteria) growing on trees.


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