Home

 

 
Butterflies of Africa
Lowland Branded Blue
Uranothauma falkensteini   DEWITZ, 1879
Family - LYCAENIDAE
subfamily - POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe - POLYOMMATINI
Uranothauma falkensteini, Wli Falls, Ghana / Togo border Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Uranothauma comprises of about 25 species. Most are found in the sub-montane forests of East Africa, but a few species have ranges that extend to the west of the continent.
In contrast with most other Uranothauma species falkensteini is a lowland butterfly. It is found over most of sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitats
This species is found in forested areas, particularly in secondary forest. It is most abundant along logging roads and around the edges of clearings. The butterfly can be found at altitudes between sea level and about 600m.

Uranothauma falkensteini, Bobiri, Ghana Adrian Hoskins

Lifecycle
The larval foodplants are Acacia and Albizia ( Fabaceae ).
Adult behaviour

Males commonly come to the ground in open sunny areas, where they imbibe mineralised moisture from damp patches, usually amidst small aggregations of Phlyaria cyara and Leptotes pirithous.

Uranothauma falkensteini, Bobiri, Ghana Adrian Hoskins

 

 

Contact  /  About me

Butterfly-watching holidays

Trip reports

UK latest sightings

Frequently asked questions

Strange but true !

Taxonomy & Evolution

Anatomy

Lifecycle

Enemies of butterflies

Survival strategies

Migration & dispersal

Habitats - UK / Palaearctic

Habitats - Tropical rainforests

Butterfly world census

Butterflies of the World :

British Isles

Europe

Amazon & Andes

North America

temperate Asia

Africa

Indian subcontinent

Malaysia & Borneo

Papua New Guinea

Australia & N.Z.

Insects of Britain & Europe

Insects of Amazonia

Moths of the Andes

Saturniidae - Silkmoths

Caterpillars of the World

Butterfly Photography

Recommended Books

Glossary

Links

Code of practice

Copyright - text & images

Copyright - text & images

X

X

X

X

 

All photographs, artwork, text & website design are the property of Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated ) and are protected by Copyright. Photographs or text on this website must not be reproduced in part or in whole or published elsewhere without prior written consent of Adrian Hoskins / learnaboutbutterflies.com

Site hosted by Just Host