Sarangesa bouvieri

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Sarangesa bouvieri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Sarangesa
Species: S. bouvieri
Binomial name
Sarangesa bouvieri
(Mabille, 1877)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pterygospidea bouvieri Mabille, 1877
  • Antigonus philotimus Plötz, 1879

Sarangesa bouvieri, Bouvier's elfin, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, Uganda, western Kenya and north-western Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of dry forests and successional habitats.

Adults are attracted to flowers.

The larvae feed on Acanthaceae species.

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