Euriphene gambiae gambiae Feisthamel, 1850

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: 45-46

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Euriphene gambiae gambiae Feisthamel, 1850


173. Euriphene gambiae gambiae Feisthamel, 1850 

WL: 24mm. The species is known from damp forest but may extend to dry forest; its nominate subspecies is restricted to Senegal (Casamanse, type locality)  , Guinea-Bissau and the Fouta Djallon in Guinea; subspecies E. g. vera flies in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana, while E. g. gabonica occurs in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, DRC and Angola. Host-plants are still unknown.

Studied material. Gabú: Pataque , 2♀ (JG 25) (CZ 5899). 

Previous references. Regions: Oio, Quinara. Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

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