Appias epaphia epaphia ( 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: 16

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Appias epaphia epaphia ( Cramer, 1779 )
status

 

30. Appias epaphia epaphia ( Cramer, 1779) 

WL: 25mm. Common throughout most of tropical Africa, this species occurs in dry areas and degraded biotopes. In Guinea-Bissau it is uncommon, but can be seasonally and locally abundant. The nominate subspecies flies from Senegal to Nigeria and onward to Angola, Uganda and western Kenya. The host-plants consist of several Capparaceae  ( Capparis  , Maerua  , Boscia, Niebuhria  and Ritchiea  ) and Cleome  sp. ( Cleomaceae  ). The latter is a garden-plant cultivated in several African towns around which the species may be common.

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, common at the beginning of November (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Quinara. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Mendes & Bivar-de-Sousa (2006), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Appias