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Lunulate Hairtails

Anthene lunulata

Description:

butterflies in the Lycaenidae family mating

Habitat:

mimbo woodland, 1000m

Notes:

I spotted these butterflies in Namizimu forest reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lunulate Hairtail
Anthene lunulata (Trimen, 1894) Lunulate Hairtail (Anthene lunulata) · iNaturalist


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4 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 7 months ago

Thanks for the ID Võ Anh Tuấn!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 7 years ago

Thanks Ashley and Daniele. I've just left it at the genus level for now.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

I agree with Ashley. Butterflies in the genus Anthene all have three short tails on the hindwing. This list gives 13 species for Malawi but I do no know if it's complete. More work needed :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_but...

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Genus Anthene I think, lots of species though!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Southern Region, Malawi

Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Apr 1, 2015

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