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Heteropsis elisi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Heteropsis
Heteropsis elisi
Similar  Heteropsis, Cyrestinae, Biblidinae, Libytheinae, Limenitidinae

Heteropsis elisi, the western patroller, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Tanzania. The nominate subspecies is found in dense Guinea savanna and the margins of semi-deciduous forest. Subspecies uluguru is found in open grassland and shrubs at altitudes between 1,000 and 1,400 meters.


  • Heteropsis elisi elisi (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo)
  • Heteropsis elisi tanzanica (Kielland, 1994) (Tanzania: Bondwa Mountain)
  • Heteropsis elisi uluguru (Kielland, 1990) (Tanzania: east to the Uluguru Mountains)
  • References

    Heteropsis elisi Wikipedia

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