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Nepheronia pharis, the round-winged vagrant, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of undisturbed primary lowland forests and riverine forests.

Nepheronia pharis
Round-winged vagrant (Nepheronia pharis pharis) mating.jpg
N. p. pharis, mating
Kakum National Park, Ghana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Nepheronia
Species:
N. pharis
Binomial name
Nepheronia pharis
(Boisduval, 1836)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pieris pharis Boisduval, 1836
  • Pieris chione Doubleday, 1844
  • Lepteronia pharis silvanus Stoneham, 1957

SubspeciesEdit

  • Nepheronia pharis pharis (Sierra Leone, coast and north-eastern Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda)
  • Nepheronia pharis silvanus (Stoneham, 1957) (Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania)

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