Lycaena phlaeas abbottii
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Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena
Species: phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas is a Holarctic species; subspecies abbottii (Arusha NP), shown on the left above, is in East Africa; ssp. eleus, on the right, found in England, Wales and Scotland, is shown for comparison.
Photos courtesy of John & Jane Woolmer

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Last Update this page: 2-27-21