Platylesches affinissima Strand, 1921

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: 58

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Platylesches affinissima Strand, 1921


234. Platylesches affinissima Strand, 1921 

WL: 15mm. The species is typical of Guinea savanna in West Africa, and is distributed from Senegal to Nigeria  . There are also references from Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The caterpillars feed, like those of the two preceding species, on Chrysobalanaceae  . 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Mendes et al. (2007).

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