Papilio demodocus demodocus Esper, 1798

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: 10

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

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scientific name

Papilio demodocus demodocus Esper, 1798
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5. Papilio demodocus demodocus Esper, 1798 

WL: 50mm. This is the most common member of the genus in Guinea-Bissau. It is a ubiquitous species widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The caterpillars feed on Rutaceae  , most frequently orange and lemon trees. Larvae may be injurious to young plants, as we have observed at the Estação Frutícola Experimental in Coli.

Studied material. Bafatá  : Bafatá, 0 7.11.2010  , 1 specimen (FR). Cacheu: Caió , common (JB)  . Gabú: Kobolo , 02- 03.07.2009, 2 ♂ (BS 28930/28931); Beli, 0 5.07.2009  , 1♂ (BS-29629). Quinara: Cantanha ( PNLC), 15.07.2009  , 1♂ 2♀ (BS 29620/29622); Nhala ( PNLC), 16.07.2009  , 4♂ (BS 29540, 29615/29617); Buba Tombo ( PNLC), 17.07.2009  , 1♂ (BS 29821).

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Cacheu, Gabú, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007).

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