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Common False Head

Oxylides faunu


Oxylides faunus, the Common False Head, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family.


In the forest, not too far from the edge, but it was very dark and I used flash. The habitat consists of primary forests.


Mabira Forest is the only large remaining tract of tropical jungle in central Uganda. A huge sugar cane plantation is ever encroaching on the forest, trying to take it over, and the people are fighting to retain it.

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Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014

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