Torbenia larseni

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Torbenia larseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Torbenia
Species:T. larseni
Binomial name
Torbenia larseni
(Stempffer, 1969) [1]
  • Ornipholidotos larseniStempffer, 1969

Torbenia larseni, the Larsen's glasswing, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in southern Nigeria and western Cameroon. [2] The habitat consists of forests.

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  1. Torbenia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Pentilina