Euphaedra medon pholus (van der Hoeven, 1840 )

Bivar-De-Sousa, António, Vasconcelos, Sasha, Mendes, Luís F., Larsen, Torben B., Baker, Jon & Guilherme, João L., 2016, Butterflies of Guinea-Bissau: VIII. New data, new reports, corrections and biodiversity (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4201 (1), pp. 1-77: 46-47

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Euphaedra medon pholus (van der Hoeven, 1840 )


178. Euphaedra medon pholus (van der Hoeven, 1840) 

WL: 34mm. E. medon  is a typical forest species. The present subspecies is distributed from Senegal to Sierra Leone, while the nominate subspecies ranges from Liberia to Cameroon. At least five other subspecies occur along Central, equatorial and East Africa. The host-plants are Allophylus  , Deinbollia, Paulinia  and Phialodiscus  ( Sapindaceae  ).

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, several specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Margins of the Corubal River, gallery forest (JG)  . Tombali: Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 13.07.2009, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 29019, 29080/29081). 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949), as E. m. medon, Villiers (1949)  , as E. medon  f. agnes, Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), as E. m. medon  , Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: F; CS: LC.