Pseudacraea eurytus Linnaeus, 1758

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

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Pseudacraea eurytus Linnaeus, 1758


161. Pseudacraea eurytus Linnaeus, 1758 

WL: 35mm. P. eurytus  is known from all types of forest. Males and females are mimetic and polymorphic, mimicking Acraein butterflies. It ranges from Senegal to Angola and Uganda. The caterpillars are reported to feed on several Sapotaceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, specimens of morphs eurytus  , ulvaris and striata observed (JB)  . Gabú: Lugajole , 1♂ (JG 21) (CZ 5898). 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Biombo. Auhors: Bacelar (1949), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

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