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Butterflies of Africa
Powdered Dusky Dart
Acleros nigrapex  STRAND, 1913
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - HESPERIINAE
Tribe - incertae sedis
Acleros nigrapex, Boabeng Fiema, Ghana   Peter Bygate
Introduction
The genus Acleros comprises of about 12 species, one of which - mackenii is of uncertain status and may eventually be split into 2 or 3 species. All but one of the Acleros species are found in Africa. The remaining species - leucopyga, is endemic to Madagascar.
Acleros nigrapex is found from Liberia to CAR, Congo, Uganda and north-west Tanzania.
Habitats
The butterfly is found mainly along tracks and roads through degraded forest.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplants are unknown.
Adult behaviour

This species is usually encountered singly or along the edge of forest roads.

 

 

 

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