Salamis cacta cacta ( Fabricius, 1793 )

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: 40

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-FFCA-FFC4-FF0E-FF59FCBAFE69

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scientific name

Salamis cacta cacta ( Fabricius, 1793 )
status

 

*147. Salamis cacta cacta ( Fabricius, 1793) 

WL: 37mm. S. cacta  is a forest species, now assigned for the first time to Guinea-Bissau, from where the genus Salamis  has also never been reported. The present subspecies ranges from Senegal to Angola, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, western Kenya and Ethiopia  . Another subspecies, S. c. amaniensis, flies in East Africa, from coastal Kenya and Tanzania to Mozambique, Malawi and eastern Zimbabwe . The caterpillars feed on Urera  ( Urticaceae  ). 

Studied material. Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 12.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29083). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Salamis