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Anthene definita

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Anthene definita
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anthene
Rank  Subspecies
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Anthene definita, the common ciliate blue or common hairtail, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in southern Africa.

The wingspan is 21–27 mm for males and 24–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warmer areas, with a peak in summer.

The larvae feed on Allophylus africanus, Pappea capensis, Mangifera indica, Myrica aethiopica, Myrica sericea, Acacia karroo, Acacia cyanophylla, Acacia saligna, Paraserianthus lophanta, Schotia, Bersama and Kalanchoe species. The larvae are associated with ants of the Iridomyrmyx genus.


  • Anthene definita definita (Guinea (Nimbas), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ituri, North Kivu, Lualaba and Shaba, Uganda, central and western Kenya, to northern Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa: Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape Province and Western Cape Province)
  • Anthene definita nigrocaudata (Pagenstecher, 1902) (Ethiopia)
  • References

    Anthene definita Wikipedia

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