Bicyclus istaris Pl

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: 34

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Bicyclus istaris Pl


122. Bicyclus istaris Pl  ӧtz, 1880

WL: 23mm. B. istaris  is predominantly a semi-deciduous forest species, ranging from Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Uganda, northwestern Tanzania, southern Sudan and western Kenya (Larsen, 2005). The host-plants remain unknown, but are very likely Poaceae  .

Previous references. Regions: Quinara. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a).

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