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Axiocerses Hübner 1819

the Scarlets

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Aphnaeinae


An African genus with many recently-described species. Larvae are attended by ants.

Other Names for Axiocerses Hübner 1819


Ackery, P. R., Smith, C. R. & Vane-Wright, R. I. (ed.) 1995 Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Heath, A. 1997 A review of the African genera of the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae). Metamorphosis, Occasional Supplement 2, 1-60.

Larsen, T. B. 1991 The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history. Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press.

Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

Information on the Internet

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Scientific Name Axioceses tjoane
Location (Africa)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Sander van der Molen
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Collection Wikimedia Commons
Copyright © 2007 Sander van der Molen
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