Precis octavia octavia ( 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: 38

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-FFC8-FFC6-FF0E-F913FC6EF854

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scientific name

Precis octavia octavia ( Cramer, 1777 )
status

 

*142. Precis octavia octavia ( Cramer, 1777) 

WL: 28mm.The species is typical of Guinea savanna and displays extreme seasonal dimorphism, the dry season form being mostly blue and the wet season form mostly red. The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Nigeria, to central and northern DRC, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, and is now reported from Guinea-Bissau; P. o. sesamus flies in East and Southern Africa. The caterpillars feed on Fabaceae  ( Eriosema  ) and on several Lamiaceae  ( Coleus  , Iboza, Moschoma, Plantostema  , Plectranthus  , Pycnostachys  , Rabdosia  and Solenostemon ( Ackery et al. 1995)  .

Studied material. Gabú: Lugajole , 1♂ (JG 11) (CZ 5898)  . Quinara: Bacar Condé ( PNLC), 17.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29133). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Precis