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Cigaritis nyassae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cigaritis
Similar  Cigaritis natalensis, Cigaritis mozambica, Aphnaeini, Spindasis, Theclinae

Cigaritis nyassae, the Nyassa silverline, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Uganda, western Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and possibly Zimbabwe.

The larvae feed on Acacia stenocarpa, Entada abyssinica and Mundulea species. Young larvae feed on the terminal shoots of their host plant, while older larvae are found on the bark. They are always attended by ants.

References

Cigaritis nyassae Wikipedia


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