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Zophopetes cerymica (Hewitson) Hesperia cerymica Hewitson, 1867 [1856-1876], 4: [108]; pi. [57], figs. 20, 21 (Old
Calabar, Nigeria). = Hesperia weiglei Plotz, 1886: 90 (Aburi).
Evans (1937: 143) considers nobilior (Holland, 1896: 95; pi. 5, fig. 2 [Congo] ) a subspecies of cerymica, but the male genitalia differ significantly from those of the latter species, warranting its consideration as a separate, but closely related, species. He gives the range of cerymica as Senegambia to Cameroon, but mentions no specimens from Liberia.
The following may be new records for Liberia: Harbel, 1 $ , V; Ganta, 1 5 , II, 1 8 , VI (Fox).
There are also specimens in Carnegie Museum from Nigeria and Cameroon.
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Fox, R.M., Lindsey, A.W., Clench, H.K., Miller, L.D. 1965. The Butterflies of Liberia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society vol. 19. Philadelphia, USA

Zophopetes cerymica

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Zophopetes cerymica, the common palm nightfighter, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and north-western Zambia.[2] It is found in various habitats, as long as palms are present.

Adults have been recorded feeding from red flowers of a root parasite.

The larvae feed on Elaeis guineensis, Cocos nucifera, Raphia, Borassus and Phoenix species.

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Zophopetes cerymica: Brief Summary

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Zophopetes cerymica, the common palm nightfighter, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and north-western Zambia. It is found in various habitats, as long as palms are present.

Adults have been recorded feeding from red flowers of a root parasite.

The larvae feed on Elaeis guineensis, Cocos nucifera, Raphia, Borassus and Phoenix species.

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