Vanessa cardui ( 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: 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-FB22FC6EF9A6

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Plazi

scientific name

Vanessa cardui ( Linnaeus, 1758 )
status

 

141. Vanessa cardui ( Linnaeus, 1758) 

WL: 30mm. V. cardui  is one of the most cosmopolitan butterflies in the World, occurring in all the Zoogeographical Regions with the exception of the Neotropical. It is a strong migrator and is found in most of Africa. The highly polyphagous caterpillars feed on Urticaceae  , Asteraceae  and Malvaceae  .

Studied material. Bafatá: Bangacia, no date, one specimen (FR)  . Cacheu  : Cacheu, 27.10.2009, 2♀ (FR). Caió, common (JB). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Bissau, Gabú, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1948, 1949), Villiers (1949), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008b).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Vanessa