Euphaedra harpalyce harpalyce ( Cramer, 1777 )

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: 47-48

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Euphaedra harpalyce harpalyce ( Cramer, 1777 )


184. Euphaedra harpalyce harpalyce ( Cramer, 1777) 

WL: 41mm. This is probably the most common Euphaedra  species in Guinea-Bissau. It is a forest butterfly ranging from Guinea-Bissau to southern Nigeria and western Cameroon. Seven other subspecies are reported along the African forests. Known host-plants are Sapindaceae  of the genera Allophylus  , Blighia  , Lecaniodiscus  , Paullinia  and Phialodiscus  .

Studied material. Tombali: Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC)  , 10.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29968); Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 12.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29020, 29082).

Previous references. Regions: Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Hecq (1997), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

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