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Anthene levis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anthene
Anthene levis
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Anthene levis, the Levis ciliate blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria (south and the Cross River loop), Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Uele, Equateur and Lualaba), Uganda and Zambia. The habitat consists of dense woodland and forest fringes.

The larvae feed on Loranthus species. They are associated with ants of the Crematogaster genus, living in the inner runs and nests. The larvae are grub-like.

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Anthene levis Wikipedia


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