Belenois (Anaphaeis) creona creona (Cramer, 1776)

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: 15

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-FFE3-FFED-FF0E-FEA1FC6EFD9A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Belenois (Anaphaeis) creona creona (Cramer, 1776)
status

 

*24. Belenois (Anaphaeis) creona creona (Cramer, 1776) 

WL: 27mm. This species flies in dry savanna and cultivated fields, as well as in degraded forests, especially during the dry season. It is similar to B. aurota  , but has a black spot rather than a bar in the cell of the forewing recto, and less darkened veins on the verso. The species is new for Guinea-Bissau and was formerly known to occur from Senegal to Nigeria, Niger, Sudan and western Ethiopia. The caterpillars feed on several Capparaceae  and on Cleome  sp. ( Cleomaceae  ).

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

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Belenois