Bicyclus vulgaris (Butler, 1868)

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

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

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scientific name

Bicyclus vulgaris (Butler, 1868)
status

 

115. Bicyclus vulgaris (Butler, 1868) 

WL: 20mm. B. vulgaris  is the most common among the Bicyclus in Guinea-Bissau. It  can be found in all forest types, and is distributed along West Africa, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda, western Kenya and Tanzania and northwestern Zambia. The caterpillars are known to feed on grasses ( Poaceae  ).

Studied material. Bafatá: Afia , woodland, 12.04.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000010994); Brincasse, cashew, 0 6.02.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000010992); Gafati, woodland  , 29.01.2013, 2♂ (SV) (CZ000010991, 000010995); Dulombi, cashew, 27.02.2013, 1♀ (SV) (CZ000010996). Cacheu: Banhinda , 25.06.2009, 1♀ (BS 28993); Caió, 38 specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Beli , 0 6.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 28989, 28997); ibid, 1♀ (JG 39) (CZ 5896). Lugajole, 1♂ 1♀ (JG 5) (CZ 5898); Dongol Quebube, 1♂ (JG) (CZ 5897); Pataque, 1♂ (JG 36) (CZ 5899); Biricunda, woodland, 0 3.03.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000010909)  . Quinara: Buba Tombo ( PNLC), 17- 19.07.2009, 15♂ 10♀ (BS 28994, 29036/29037, 29039, 29123/29126, 29352/29356, 29360, 29363, 29374/29377, 29381/29384)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC)  , 12.07.2009, 1♂ 1♀ (BS 29035, 29129); Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 10- 11.07.2009, 2♂ (BS, 29361/29362); Mato de Caiquene ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 2♀ (BS 29358/29359).

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Bissau, Bolama, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a).

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