Acraea (Acraea) rogersi Hewitson, 1873

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-FB9CFCBAFA88

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Acraea (Acraea) rogersi Hewitson, 1873
status

 

*190. Acraea (Acraea) rogersi Hewitson, 1873 

WL: 36mm. A. rogersi  is a forest butterfly, sporadically occurring in open areas. It is now reported as a new species for Guinea-Bissau. This constitutes its northern geographical limit of distribution, as its previous known range extended from Sierra Leone to Nigeria and southwards to Angola. Subspecies A. r. lankesteri, from Uganda and western Kenya, is currently recognized as a junior synonym of A. rogersi  ( Pierre & Bernaud, 2013, 2014). The known host-plants are Adenia lobata  ( Passifloraceae  ) and Theobroma cacao  ( Malvaceae  ).

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 2 specimens of the brown morph (JB). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea