Acraea (Actinote) bonasia ( Fabricius, 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

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scientific name

Acraea (Actinote) bonasia ( Fabricius, 1775 )
status

 

189. Acraea (Actinote) bonasia ( Fabricius, 1775) 

WL: 21mm. A. bonasia  is known from all types of forest. It is distributed from Senegal to Cameroon, Fernando Pó (Bioko / Equatorial Guinea) and eastwards to Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and south Sudan  . Subspecies A. b. banka, described as endemic to Ethiopia, was recently placed in the species synonymy by Pierre & Bernaud (2013, 2014). Host-plants are Clappertonia  and Triumfetta  ( Tiliaceae  ) and Hibiscus  ( Malvaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, a few specimens (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Gabú, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1948), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Consciência et al. (2008), Pierre & Bernaud (2009, map).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea