Junonia stygia Aurivillius, 1894

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: 41

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Junonia stygia Aurivillius, 1894
status

 

153. Junonia stygia Aurivillius, 1894 

WL: 26mm. This species is typical of well preserved forest, but also flies in shadowy areas of degraded forest. It ranges from Senegal to DRC and Angola. J. s. gregori, known from the Rift valley and reported by Ackery et al. (1995) at the subspecific level, is currently considered a valid species (Larsen, 2005), rendering J. stygia  monobasic. The host-plants are Acanthaceae  of the genera Asystasia  , Barleria  , Justicia, Paulowilhelmia  and Phaulopsis  .

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, a few specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Beli , 0 3.07.2009, 1♀ (BS 29088)  . Quinara: Cantanha ( PNLC), 18.07.2009, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 29150, 29169, 29172)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 0 9.07.2009  , 3♂ 1♀ (BS 29029, 29138, 29173, 29229); Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 10.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29130); Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 10.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29149); Mato de Caiquene ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29170/ 29171); Jemberem ( PNFC), 9- 10.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29205, 29228).

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Biombo, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949), Villiers (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

Junonia