Leptosia nupta nupta ( Butler, 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: 16

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-FFE2-FFEC-FF0E-FA6BFC68F8A7

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scientific name

Leptosia nupta nupta ( Butler, 1873 )
status

 

32. Leptosia nupta nupta ( Butler, 1873) 

WL: 18mm. The species was reported only once from Guinea-Bissau, with a single specimen collected in Cacine (Tombali region) ( Bacelar, 1949), and currently housed in the entomological collection of the former CZ ( IICTAbout IICT). It is the smallest of all the Leptosia  , with a reduced or non-existent black apical margin and no black subapical spot on the forewing. As its known range extends from Nigeria to Angola, and it remains unknown from other West African countries, we believe it to be extinct in Guinea-Bissau.

Previous references. Regions: Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007).

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: EX; CS: EX.

IICT

Centro de Zoologia do I.I.C.T.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Leptosia