Precis pelarga Fabricius, 1775

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

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-FFC5-FF0E-FDEAFC6EFC02

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scientific name

Precis pelarga Fabricius, 1775
status

 

144. Precis pelarga Fabricius, 1775 

WL: 25mm. P. pelarga  is common in different types of forest, as well as in Guinea savanna  . It also exhibits seasonal dimorphism: the dry season forms have more curved forewings and bluish-white bands on the recto, while the wet season forms have orange-white bands above. The species ranges from Senegal to Angola, DRC, western Kenya and Ethiopia  . The host-plants are not precisely known, but in the Ivory Coast caterpillars were bred on S olenostemon rotundifolius and Coleus  sp., and they probably also feed on other Lamiaceae  .

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949), 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

Precis