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Coeliades anchises

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Coeliades anchises
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Coeliades
Rank  Species
Similar  Coeliades, Coeliades pisistratus, Coeliades forestan, Chloroselas, Colotis vesta

Coeliades anchises, the one-pip policeman, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in eastern KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, from Mozambique to Somalia, and in Ethiopia.

The wingspan is 55–70 mm for males and 65–72 mm for females. Adults are on the wing from October to March in southern Africa.

The larvae feed on Triaspis glaucophylla, Dregea angolensis, Marsdenia angolensis, Acridocarpus, Tristellateia and Ficus species.

Subspecies

  • Coeliades anchises anchises
  • Coeliades anchises jucunda (Butler, 1881)
  • References

    Coeliades anchises Wikipedia


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