Aterica galene galene ( Brown, 1776 )

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

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

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scientific name

Aterica galene galene ( Brown, 1776 )
status

 

172. Aterica galene galene ( Brown, 1776) 

WL: 27mm. This forest butterfly exhibits sexual dimorphism and female polychromy: females are larger than males and have variable coloration on the patch of the hindwing recto (white, or more frequently, yellow to brown). The nominate subspecies is known from Gambia to Cameroon, eastwards to Uganda and western Kenya and southwards to Angola  . There are other known subspecies, namely: A. g. extensa from Cameroon to western Kenya   , A. g. incisa in Ethiopia, and A. g. theophane in East Africa, from coastal Kenya to Malawi, Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The host-plants are species of Quiscalis, Combretum  and Terminalia  ( Combretaceae  ), Scotellia ( Flacourtiaceae  ), as well as Salacighia  ( Hippocrateaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, several specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Pataque , 1♂ (JG 23) (CZ 5899)  . Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC)  , 11.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29026, 29504); Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 10- 13.07.2009, 8♂ 3♀ (BS 29027, 29074/29076, 29084, 29094/29099, 29176); Mato de Lautchande, 12.07.2009, 1♀ (BS 28971).

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

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Aterica