Sarangesa laelius (Mabille, 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: 52-53

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Sarangesa laelius (Mabille, 1877)


206. Sarangesa laelius (Mabille, 1877) 

WL: 16mm. This is a woodland and Guinea savanna skipper distributed from Mauritania to Nigeria, and from south Sudan to Malawi and Zimbabwe. The host-plants remain unknown, but other species of the genus feed primarily on Acanthaceae  . 

Studied material. Bafatá: Bagadadja , woodland, 24.02.2013, 1♀ (SV) (CZ000010974)  . Cacheu: Caió, common (JB)  . Gabú: Sintchá-Dembel , woodland, 22.03.2013, 1♀ (SV) (CZ000010978); Sintchã-Manga, woodland, 0 5.04.2013, 1♂ 2♀ (SV) (CZ000010975-000010977). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Quinara. Authors: Mendes et al. (2007).

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