Spialia dromus Pl

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: 54

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-FFD8-FFD6-FF0E-FF11FC6EFE2E

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scientific name

Spialia dromus Pl
status

 

212. Spialia dromus Pl  ӧtz, 1884

WL: 13mm. This is a common savanna skipper frequently found in degraded areas, particularly agricultural lands, across Africa. It is easily mistaken for S. spio  , from which it is distinguished by the presence of a solid rather than broken white band on the hindwing verso. Caterpillars feed on several species of Sterculiaceae  and Tiliaceae  .

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

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

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Spialia