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Cupidesthes leonina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cupidesthes

Cupidesthes leonina, the leonine ciliate blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria (the Cross River loop), Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sankuru and Lualaba), Uganda and Tanzania. The habitat consists of wet forests.

Adults of both sexes have been found on the flowers of Eupatorium species.

References

Cupidesthes leonina Wikipedia


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