Acraea (Actinote) lycoa lycoa Godart, 1819

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: 48

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFC2-FFCC-FF0E-FBD9FCBAFAD2

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Plazi

scientific name

Acraea (Actinote) lycoa lycoa Godart, 1819
status

 

186. Acraea (Actinote) lycoa lycoa Godart, 1819 

WL: 27mm. A. lycoa  is a forest butterfly that may use degraded areas. The nominate subspecies is known to occur in Guinea-Bissau and from Sierra Leone to Nigeria. Although several subspecies were described along tropical Africa, Pierre & Bernaud (2013, 2014) recently showed that these refer to a cline and not independent subspecies, as was previously suggested by Larsen (2005). The host-plants are Aneleima ( Commelinaceae  ), Fleurea and Pouzolzia  ( Urticaceae  ) and cocoa ( Theobroma cacao  , Malvaceae  ).

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Oio. Authors: Bacelar (1949), Consciência et al. (2008).

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: I.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea