Pseudoneptis

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Pseudoneptis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Pseudoneptis
Snellen, 1882
Species: P. bugandensis
Binomial name
Pseudoneptis bugandensis
Stoneham, 1935[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudoneptis coenobita bugandensis Stoneham, 1935
  • Papilio coenobita Fabricius, 1793

Pseudoneptis is a butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. It contains only one species Pseudoneptis bugandensis, the blue sailer or blue sergeant. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of forest with a canopy, including dry and disturbed forests.

The larvae possibly feed on Antiaris toxicaria, Ritchiea capparioides, Antiaris africana and Ficus species (including F. asperifolia).

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pseudoneptis bugandensis bugandensis (eastern Uganda, western Kenya, southern Sudan, north-western Tanzania)
  • Pseudoneptis bugandensis ianthe Hemming, 1964 (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Uganda, Zambia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pseudoneptis Snellen, 1882" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Limenitidini