Stempfferia michelae

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Stempfferia michelae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Stempfferia
Species: S. michelae
Binomial name
Stempfferia michelae
Libert, 1999[1]
Synonyms
  • Stempfferia (Cercenia) michelae

Stempfferia michelae, the furry epitola, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

A pupa and a pupal case were found on a leaf about 30 cm from a large carton nest of Crematogaster buchneri.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Stempfferia michelae michelae (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, southern Nigeria)
  • Stempfferia michelae centralis Libert, 1999 (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Nigeria: Oban Hills)

References[edit]

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