Platylesches galesa ( 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: 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-FA4FFCBAF933

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scientific name

Platylesches galesa ( Hewitson, 1877 )
status

 

*232. Platylesches galesa ( Hewitson, 1877) 

WL 17mm. P. galesa  is a forest skipper that can also occur in savanna woodland. It ranges from Senegal to Gabon, eastwards to Uganda, Tanzania, DRC (Shaba), Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and is now reported as a faunistic novelty for Guinea-Bissau. The caterpillars are known to feed on Parinari curatellifolia  ( Chrysobalanaceae  ). Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, not frequent (JB). 

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