Acraea (Acraea) epaea epaea ( Cramer, 1779 )

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: 51

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-FFDF-FFD1-FF0E-FBE2FC93FA66

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Plazi

scientific name

Acraea (Acraea) epaea epaea ( Cramer, 1779 )
status

 

200. Acraea (Acraea) epaea epaea ( Cramer, 1779) 

WL: 33mm. A. epaea  is a forest butterfly known to colonize degraded forests and dense Guinea savanna  . It was described from Sierra Leone and the nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Angola and northern Zambia   . Three other subspecies are currently recognized: A. e. insulana from Bioko Island ( Equatorial Guinea)  , A. e. melina from southwestern Tanzania and Malawi, and A. e. homochroa from Ethiopia ( Pierre & Bernaud, 2013, 2014). The caterpillars feed on Lindaeckeria and Adenia  ( Passifloraceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, not frequent (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Bolama, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), 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