Platylesches picanini

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: 57

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFD5-FFDB-FF0E-F943FCBAF813

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Plazi

scientific name

Platylesches picanini
status

 

*233. Platylesches picanini  ( Holland, 1894)

WL: 14mm. This is the second species of the genus that is new for Guinea-Bissau. It occurs in dry forest, but also inhabits areas of dense Guinea savanna in West Africa. The species ranges from Senegal to DRC, Uganda, southwest Kenya and southwards to South Africa. The caterpillars feed, like those of the preceding species, on Parinari curatellifolia  ( Chrysobalanaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, several specimens (JB).

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