Bicyclus sandace ( Hewitson, 1877 )

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: 33-34

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Bicyclus sandace ( Hewitson, 1877 )


117. Bicyclus sandace ( Hewitson, 1877) 

WL: 20mm. B. sandace  is a forest species that may also occur in secondary forest, riverine forest and dense savanna. It is known from Senegal to Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea ( Bioko Island )  , Congo, CAR, DRC, Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda, west of Tanzania and of Kenya and Zambia. The caterpillars feed on Poaceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 12 specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Beli , 4-5.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 28992, 29351). Previous references. Regions  : Bafatá. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a). 

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


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