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Anthene liodes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Anthene liodes
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anthene
Rank  Subspecies
Anthene liodes
Similar  Anthene larydas, Anthene amarah, Pentila pauli, Anthene definita, Cupidopsis cissus

Anthene liodes, the liodes hairtail, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found from Sierra Leone to Kenya, then to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Angola. It is also found in South Africa, where it rare and found from KwaZulu-Natal to Swaziland, Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province. It's habitat is usually woodlands, forest-edge habitats and dense savannah.

The wingspan is 21–25 mm for males and 21–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, with a peak in summer.

The larvae feed on Mangifera (including M. indica), Combretum, Myrica and Allophyllus species

References

Anthene liodes Wikipedia


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