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Published: 2016-08-11

Two new butterfly species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) from Mount Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Highlands, Cameroon

Institute of Silviculture and Forest Protection Faculty of Forestry University of West Hungary Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 4. H-9400 Sopron, Hungary. Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 1760, CZ-37005, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Vinicna, 7, CZ-12844 Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Branisovska 31, CZ-37005, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Lepidoptera Lepidochrysops liberti sp. nov. Ceratrichia fako sp. nov. Lycaenidae Hesperiidae sub-montane forest endemism

Abstract

A field survey of Mount Cameroon, South-West Province, Cameroon, revealed two butterfly species new to science. Lepidochrysops liberti sp. nov. (Lycaenidae) flies in the extensive mosaic of natural clearings in sub-montane forest above 1100 m a.s.l., whereas Ceratrichia fako sp. nov. (Hesperiidae) locally inhabits the forested narrow gullies in the same vegetation zone. Observations on the habitat and behaviour of both species are also presented.

 

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