Spialia spio ( Linnaeus, 1764 )

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: 53

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-FFD9-FFD7-FF0E-F927FC6EF810

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scientific name

Spialia spio ( Linnaeus, 1764 )
status

 

211. Spialia spio ( Linnaeus, 1764) 

WL: 13mm. S. spio  is one of the smallest skippers and is reported to occur in all types of savanna and in agricultural lands throughout tropical Africa and southern Arabia. Known host-plants are several species of Malvaceae  , Sterculiaceae  and Tiliaceae  .

Studied material. Quinara: Cantanha ( PNLC), 17.07.2006, 1♂ (BS 25733). 

Previous references. Regions: Bolama, Oio. Authors: Aurivillius (1909), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de- Carvalho (1987), Larsen (2005), 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