Abantis elegantula elegantula (Mabille, 1890)

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-FA90FCBAF9A0

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scientific name

Abantis elegantula elegantula (Mabille, 1890)
status

 

210. Abantis elegantula elegantula (Mabille, 1890) 

WL: 20mm. This species appears to be more associated with forest than with savanna. The nominate subspecies reportedly occurs in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. Subspecies A. e. decidua, whose validity is discussed by Mendes (2005), flies from Cameroon to PRCAbout PRC, CARAbout CAR, DRC, south Sudan , western Kenya and Zambia. The caterpillars reportedly feed on Pterocarpus  spp. ( Fabaceae  ). 

Previous references. Regions: Oio. Authors: Mendes et al. (2007).

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

PRC

Charles University in Prague

CAR

Museo de Historia Natural La Salle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Abantis