Sarangesa tertullianus

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Sarangesa tertullianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Sarangesa
Species: S. tertullianus
Binomial name
Sarangesa tertullianus
(Fabricius, 1793)[1]
  • Hesperia tertullianus Fabricius, 1793
  • Pterygospidea grisea Hewitson, 1878
  • Hyda micacea Mabille, 1890
  • Sarangesa (Hyda) micacea ab. unipuncta Strand, 1913

Sarangesa tertullianus, the blue-dusted elfin, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda (from the western part of the country to Bwamba).[2] The habitat consists of forest edges and secondary growth near forests.

Adult males are attracted to flowers and bird droppings and mud-puddle.