Acraea (Acraea) zetes zetes ( Linnaeus, 1758 )

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: 50

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-FFDC-FFD2-FF0E-FD7AFC9CFB62

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scientific name

Acraea (Acraea) zetes zetes ( Linnaeus, 1758 )
status

 

194. Acraea (Acraea) zetes zetes ( Linnaeus, 1758) 

WL: 35mm. This is a forest species that can also occur in degraded forest and savanna woodland. The nominate subspecies is distributed from Senegal to Angola, Zambia and western Kenya   . A. z. annobona is known from the Islands of Príncipe, S. Tomé and Annobon (Pagalu / Equatorial Guinea), and A. z. sidamona flies in the mountains of Ethiopia. Caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on several Flacourtiaceae  , Acanthaceae  and Passifloraceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, not frequent, (JB)  . Gabú: Beli , 0 5.07.2009, 1♀ (BS 29117)  . Quinara: Cantanha ( PNLC) 15-18.07-2009, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 29033, 29119/29120)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 0 9.07.2009  , 1♀ (BS 29034); Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29118); Guileje, 14.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29116).

Previous references. Regions: Bolama, Oio: Quinara, Tombali: Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1948), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Larsen (2005), Consciência et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea