Papilio menestheus menestheus Drury, 1773

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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Papilio menestheus menestheus Drury, 1773


4. Papilio menestheus menestheus Drury, 1773 

WL: 60mm. This is an uncommon forest species in Guinea-Bissau. The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Cameroon. Larval host-plants consist of several Rutaceae  of the genera Citrus  , Clausena  and Zanthoxylum  .

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

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

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: VU.