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Abantis lucretia

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Tagiadinae
Tribus: Tagiadini
Genus: Abantis
Species: Abantis lucretia
Subspecies: A. l. etoumbiensis – A. l. lucretia

Abantis lucretia Druce, 1909

Miller, L.D. 1971. Descriptions of new species and notes on other Hesperiidae of Africa. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 2: 1–17. PDF. Reference page.

Abantis lucretia, or Lucretia's paradise skipper, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. The species was first described by Hamilton Herbert Druce in 1909. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

Adult males mud-puddle.

Abantis lucretia lucretia (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria: Cross River loop, Cameroon)
Abantis lucretia etoumbiensis Miller, 1971 (Congo, south-western Uganda)
Abantis lucretia lofu Neave, 1910 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Shaba, northern Zambia)

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Savela, Markku (May 23, 2012). "Abantis lucretia Druce, 1909". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
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