Lycaena phlaeas abbottii
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Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena
Species: phlaeas
Upper photo (Kilema-Masaera, 7-23) courtesy of Jefta Riwa
Lower photos courtesy of John & Jane Woolmer
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.

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John & Jane Woolmer, Jefta Riwa

Last Update this page: 9-10-23