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Issoria baumanni

Issoria baumanni

Issoria baumanni, Baumann's mountain fritillary, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of grassland, marshy areas and forest margins at high altitudes.

Issoria baumanni
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Issoria
I. baumanni
Binomial name
Issoria baumanni
  • Argynnis baumanni Rebel & Rogenhofer, 1894
  • Prokuekenthaliella baumanni
  • Argynnis excelsior Butler, 1896
  • Prokuekenthaliella baumanni excelsior
  • Argynnis uganda Röber, 1937
  • Issoria uganda
  • Argynnis (Boloria) excelsior ab. alberici Dufrane, 1945
  • Brenthis excelsior katangae Neave, 1910
  • Prokuekenthaliella baumanni katangae
  • Prokuekenthaliella baumanni orientalis

The larvae feed on Viola abyssinica.


  • Issoria baumanni baumanni (Burundi)
  • Issoria baumanni excelsior (Butler, 1896) (Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: east to Kivu)
  • Issoria baumanni katangae (Neave, 1910) (south-western Tanzania, northern Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Shaba, Tanganika)
  • Issoria baumanni orientalis Kielland, 1990 (southern highlands of Tanzania)


  1. "Issoria Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Argynnini

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