Meza meza ( 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: 56

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-FFDA-FFD4-FF0E-FEE9FC6EFDC6

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Meza meza ( Hewitson, 1877 )
status

 

223. Meza meza ( Hewitson, 1877) 

WL: 16mm. The species is known from degraded forest habitats, and is possibly the most common among the known species of Meza (Larsen, 2005)  . It is distributed from Senegal to Angola and Uganda. According to Vuattoux (1999), the caterpillars feed on the monocotyledonous Paspalum conjugatum  ( Poaceae  ), a statement disputed by Larsen (2005) as all the remaining species in the genus feed on dicotyledonous species. Previous references. Regions: Bolama. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), 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

Meza