Gretna waga (Plötz, 1886)

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

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scientific name

Gretna waga (Plötz, 1886)
status

 

*230. Gretna waga (Plötz, 1886) 

WL: 22mm. G. waga  is a small crepuscular forest skipper. Both the genus and species are now reported for the first time from Guinea-Bissau, although occurrence in the country was foreseeable as it was previously known in West Africa from Senegal to southern Nigeria   . This species also flies in Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and DRC, reaching Uganda. The caterpillars are known to feed on oil palm, Elaeis guineensis  ( Arecaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, rare (JB).

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

*231– Gretna cylinda ( Hewitson, 1876) 

WL: 22mm. This is a small crepuscular skipper inhabiting forest areas and occasionally using open habitats. In West Africa it was formerly known from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria, and is now reported for the first time from Guinea-Bissau  . It also flies in equatorial Africa to Angola, south Sudan, Uganda and northwestern Tanzania . The caterpillars feed on several Marantaceae  , such as Trachyphrynium braunianum  , Thalia welwitschii  and Marantochloa cuspidata  . 

Studied material. Gabu: Dembel Uri, woodland, 30.04.2013, 1♀, (SV) (CZ000010961). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Gretna