Hypolimnas anthedon anthedon Doubleday, 1845

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: 39-40

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-FFCB-FFC4-FF0E-FA68FDE0FF16

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scientific name

Hypolimnas anthedon anthedon Doubleday, 1845
status

 

146. Hypolimnas anthedon anthedon Doubleday, 1845 

WL: 40mm. H. anthedon  is a forest butterfly extending to degraded areas that may attain the Guinea savanna and even gardens in town suburbs. The species exhibits male and female polymorphism, with the distinct morphs mimicking several unpalatable Amauris  species. It is distributed all along the forest zone reaching western Kenya; subspecies H. a. wahlbergi flies east of the Rift valley from Kenya to South Africa, while H. a. drucei occurs on Madagascar, Mauritius and the Comoro Islands . Known host-plants are species of Urticaceae  and Asteraceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, 2 specimens of the morph dubius (JB)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 12.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29085). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo. Authors: Bacelar (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.

Genus Salamis Boisduval, 1833 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Hypolimnas

Loc

Hypolimnas anthedon anthedon Doubleday, 1845

Bivar-De-Sousa, António, Vasconcelos, Sasha, Mendes, Luís F., Larsen, Torben B., Baker, Jon & Guilherme, João L. 2016

2016
Loc

Salamis

Boisduval 1833

1833