Ypthimomorpha itonia Hewitson, 1865

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: 35

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Ypthimomorpha itonia Hewitson, 1865


125. Ypthimomorpha itonia Hewitson, 1865 

WL: 15mm. Y. itonia  flies along swampy areas and marshy savanna as well as in open areas of degraded forest. It ranges along most of sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria, extending to Sudan and Ethiopia and to southern Africa. The host-plants are also species of Poaceae  . 

Previous references. Regions: Bolama, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Larsen (2005), Bivarde-Sousa et al. (2008a). 

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