Pilodeudorix camerona

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Pilodeudorix camerona
Pilodeudorix barbatus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Pilodeudorix
Species: P. camerona
Binomial name
Pilodeudorix camerona
(Plötz, 1880)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sithon camerona Plötz, 1880
  • Hypolycaena nobilis Staudinger, 1891
  • Pilodeudorix barbatus Druce, 1891
  • Deudorix (Pilodeudorix) katanga Clench, 1965

Pilodeudorix camerona, the tufted green-streaked playboy, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of savanna.

Adults feed on the flowers of Eupatorium species.

The larvae feed on Pterocarpus esculenta. They are attended to by ants of the Oecophylla genus.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pilodeudorix camerona camerona (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria: south and the Cross River loop, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, western Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Pilodeudorix camerona katanga (Clench, 1965) (eastern and southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, Malawi, northern Zambia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilodeudorix at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Deudoricina

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