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Western blue policeman
Pyrrhiades lucagus, Ghana
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Coeliadinae
Genus: Pyrrhiades
Lindsey & Miller, 1965
P. lucagus
Binomial name
Pyrrhiades lucagus
(Cramer, [1777])[1]
  • Papilio lucagus Cramer, 1777
  • Ismene juno Plötz, 1879

Pyrrhiades is a genus of butterflies in the family Hesperiidae. It contains only one species, Pyrrhiades lucagus, the western blue policeman, which is found in Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.[2] The habitat consists of coastal forests.

Adults are attracted to flowers, bird droppings and mud patches.

The larvae feed on Acridocarpus smeathmanni.


  1. ^ Pyrrhiades,
  2. ^ "Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Coeliadinae". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2013-01-24.

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