Stempfferia cercene

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Stempfferia cercene
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Stempfferia
Species: S. cercene
Binomial name
Stempfferia cercene
(Hewitson, 1873)[1]
  • Epitola cercene Hewitson, 1873
  • Stempfferia (Cercenia) cercene
  • Epitola versicolor Kirby, 1887
  • Epitola convexa Roche, 1954

Stempfferia cercene, the cercene epitola, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria (south and the Cross River loop), Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and north-western Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Adult females oviposit on lichens on the bark of twigs and tree trunks. The larvae are attended by ants.


  1. ^ Stempfferia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Epitolina

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