Cacyreus lingeus - Bush bronze

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Cacyreus lingeus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Notes: This species is very similar to Cacyreus virilis. The only way to tell supposedly is whether the basal edge of the mall blotch on the hindwing costa leans towards the base. The blotch is 'V' shaped; in C. virilis it is bean-shaped; both edges lean away from the wing base.
Distribution: Widespread in tropical and Southern Africa.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 235.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 254.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File M - Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae, Online Encyclopaedia, p. 33.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Cacyreus lingeus ., retrieved 19 May 2024

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