Neptis serena serena Overlaet, 1955

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: 43-44

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-FFC7-FFC8-FF0E-F8A8FC93FEC2

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Neptis serena serena Overlaet, 1955
status

 

164. Neptis serena serena Overlaet, 1955 

WL: 25mm. N. s. serena  is known to occur in riverine forest, degraded forest areas and dense savanna woodland. Males are often found close to water. The species is distributed from Senegal to Ethiopia, throughout Central Africa and in Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The caterpillars feed on Cycina sp. ( Euphorbiaceae  ).

Studied material. Bafatá: Bambadinca , cashew and woodland, 10- 11.03.2013, 2♂ (SV) (CZ000011005/ 000011006). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Gabú, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949) —as Neptis agatha  ; Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987)—as Neptis latvitta  ; Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Neptis