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Tetrarhanis ilma

Tetrarhanis ilma
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Copyright: MIKE WNR (drmw) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 2:45
Viewed: 4955
Points: 0
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Tetrarhanis ilma.

No common name.

An unsusual family of Lycaenids, the Liptenids. Wholly African. Feed on lichens growing on rocks and trees. Not attended by ants. Tend to open and close wings slowly.

Typically perch on bare twigs. Flies in rainforest in the shade.

This specimen photographed in dark forest. In Bobiri in Ghana.

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