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Falcuna campimus

Falcuna campimus
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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: 2008-02-03 2:22
Viewed: 5181
Points: 2
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Falcuna campimus.


This genus ( Falcuna) known as the marbles.

A leptinid type butterfly...closely related to the Liptena. They sit on bare twigs like other Liptenids.

African genus.

This one photographed in forest in Bobiri National Reserve, Ghana.

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Hi Mike,
Another nice insect in a natural pose, well captured. Do you have any info on food plants of these genera? They remind me a bit of Miletinae from SE Asia and they are carnivorous as larvae. Mind you, they also look a bit like some of the Lycaenopsis Group (I'm thinking A.puspa female above) so phytophagy is more likely. Perhaps I should get Torben Larsen's book - do you have it? Thanks.

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