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Cigaritis myrmecophila

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cigaritis
Similar  Cigaritis acamas, Cigaritis cilissa, Spindasis, Azanus ubaldus, Tarucus balkanicus

Cigaritis myrmecophila is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found from Algeria through Libya, Egypt and Jordan to Arabia and south-eastern Iran.

The larvae feed on Calligonum comosum. They live in the nests of ants of the Crematogaster genus.

References

Cigaritis myrmecophila Wikipedia


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