Neptis nysiades Hewitson, 1868

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: 44

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-FFC6-FFC8-FF0E-FB9AFCBAFA89

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Plazi

scientific name

Neptis nysiades Hewitson, 1868
status

 

167. Neptis nysiades Hewitson, 1868 

WL: 25mm. N. nysiades  possibly corresponds to a species complex ranging from Senegal to Angola. Under nysiades  complex, there are at least a dozen species with distinct caterpillars; however, only an in-depth DNAAbout DNA analysis can clarify the matter. In West Africa this species occurs primarily in semi-deciduous forest and secondary vegetation in damp forests. The caterpillars are known to feed on Sapindaceae  .

Previous references. Regions: Without a precise location. Authors: Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

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

DNA

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Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Neptis