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Myrina silenus (Common Fig-tree Blue)

Synonyms: Papilio alcides; Papilio silenus (heterotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Common fig-tree blue (Myrina silenus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa, southern Arabia and northern Oman. The wingspan is 26.5–34 mm for males and 33–41 mm for females. Adults are on year round with peaks from September to October and from April to June in the eastern part of the range. The larvae feed on Ficus species, including Ficus capensis, Ficus stipulate, Ficus cordata, Ficus sur, Ficus pumila and Ficus ingens.
View Wikipedia Record: Myrina silenus


Prey / Diet

Ficus humilis (climbingfig)[1]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0