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Habitat:

Afrotropical ecozone. This was seen in primary forest in central Uganda.

Notes:

Possibly a Common False Head, Oxylides faunus

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6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks dominique

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 6 years ago

Beautiful! Great capture!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

I imagine it may not be that one but I hope is still some fairy so that you can add this nice name :-)

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Thanks Marta. Yes I looked at this one, but rejected it because the tails were longer and it seemed to have some orange brown on the eye. The
Common False Head has shorter tails, and blue on the eyes. Lets wait and see if anyone else has any input. I like the name better - Fairy Hairstreak!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Pam, in the link it shows H. antifaunus. It looks alike but it has longer tail like prolongations than the one in your spotting. In any case, I hope this suggestion gets you closer to the ID.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Uganda

Spotted on Jul 19, 2014
Submitted on Jul 25, 2014

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