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Lepidochrysops loveni

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Lepidochrysops loveni is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and possibly Malawi and Angola.[2] The habitat consists of open Brachystegia woodland at altitudes between 1,200 and 1,500 metres, as well as grass-topped low hill ranges.

Adults are on wing from October to December.

The larvae feed on Ocimum and Salvia species.

Subspecies

  • L. l. loveni (Uganada, western and central Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Lualaba, north-western Tanzania, Zambia, possibly Malawi and Angola)
  • L. l. abyssiniensis (Strand, 1911) (Ethiopia)
  • L. l. kivuensis (Joicey & Talbot, 1921) (Democratic Republic of the Congo: northern Rift Valley to Kivu and the plains east of Lake Kivu and Lake Edward, Rwanda)
  • L. l. oculus (Ungemach, 1932) (Ethiopia)

References

  1. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 3)
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Lepidochrysops loveni: Brief Summary

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Lepidochrysops loveni is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and possibly Malawi and Angola. The habitat consists of open Brachystegia woodland at altitudes between 1,200 and 1,500 metres, as well as grass-topped low hill ranges.

Adults are on wing from October to December.

The larvae feed on Ocimum and Salvia species.

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