Leptosia alcesta alcesta (Stoll, 1782)

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-FBBBFC9CFA18

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scientific name

Leptosia alcesta alcesta (Stoll, 1782)
status

 

31. Leptosia alcesta alcesta (Stoll, 1782) 

WL: 19mm. L. alcesta  is a forest species. It ranges along West and equatorial Africa, and is quite frequent in Guinea-Bissau. The known host-plants are species of Ritchiea  and Capparis  ( Capparaceae  ).

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, several specimens (JB). Quinara: Injassane ( PNLC), 17.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29239); Cantanha ( PNLC), 15  - 18.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29323/29324). Tombali: Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 10  - 13.07.2009, 12♂ 3♀ (BS 29235/29236, 29238, 29245, 29309/29317, 29325/29326); Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 10- 11.07.2009, 11♂ (BS 29237, 29240, 29300/29308); Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 9- 12.07.2009, 7♂ (BS 29247/29248, 29318/29322).

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Gabú, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949); Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Leptosia