Harman Patil

Telipna sanguinea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Telipna
Telipna sanguinea
Similar  Megalopalpus zymna, Cerautola crowleyi, Liphyrini, Pentila pauli, Colotis celimene

Telipna sanguinea, the sanguine telipna, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania. The habitat consists of forests.

Adults are similar to day-flying moths of the Aletis genus. They are on wing during the rainy season.

The larvae feed on lichens growing on the bark of tree trunks.


  • Telipna sanguinea sanguinea (eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, northern Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Telipna sanguinea depuncta Talbot, 1937 (Uganda, north-western Tanzania)
  • References

    Telipna sanguinea Wikipedia

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