Nepheronia thalassina thalassina ( Boisduval, 1836 )

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: 14

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-FFE0-FFEE-FF0E-FF11FC95FE0A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Nepheronia thalassina thalassina ( Boisduval, 1836 )
status

 

*19. Nepheronia thalassina thalassina ( Boisduval, 1836) 

WL: 33mm. This is a forest species reported for the first time for Guinea-Bissau. It exhibits sexual dimorphism, where males are bluish-white on the recto, while females are either white or yellow with more developed black maculation. Both sexes have a silvery sheen on the verso. The nominate subspecies flies from Senegal to Cameroon and other weakly defined subspecies fly in equatorial, eastern and southern Africa. According to Ehrlich & Raven (1964), the caterpillars feed on Hippocratea  ( Hippocrateaceae  ).

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, (JB)

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Nepheronia