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Pteroteinon laufella

Description:

Pyrrhochalcia is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae. It contains only one species, Pyrrhochalcia iphis, the African Giant Skipper, which is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Angola.

Habitat:

The habitat consists of forests, including dry coastal forests.

Notes:

Adults of both sexes are attracted to flowers, including coral creeper. Males are also attracted to bird droppings and are known to mud-puddle. The larvae feed on Psychotria calva, Acridocarpus smeathmanni, Dissotis, Anacardia and Ancistrophyllum species.

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dotun55
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dotun55

Nigeria

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013

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