Acraea (Acraea) egina egina ( Cramer, 1775 )

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: 49

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-FFDD-FFD3-FF0E-FAD8FC93F979

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Acraea (Acraea) egina egina ( Cramer, 1775 )
status

 

191. Acraea (Acraea) egina egina ( Cramer, 1775) 

WL: 35mm. This subspecies is known from all types of forest, and ranges from Gambia to Nigeria and through equatorial Africa to Uganda, Kenya and south Sudan. Several subspecies have been previously described from East Africa; however, Pierre & Bernaud (2013, 2014) recently placed all of them in the nominate subspecies synonymy, with the exception of A. e. bellehui. Host-plants are reported to be some species of Flacourtiaceae  and Passifloraceae  .

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

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Quinara, Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1948, 1949), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Consciência et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea