Papilio dardanus dardanus Brown, 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: 9

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Papilio dardanus dardanus Brown, 1776


1. Papilio dardanus dardanus Brown, 1776 

WL: 50mm. This is a forest species exhibiting strong sexual dimorphism: males are caudate while females lack tails and mimic Danainae  . The females reported by Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007) belong to the morph hippocoon and mimic Amauris niavius Linnaeus, 1758  . The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Angola. The caterpillars are known to feed on Rutaceae  .

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

Probable abundance and proposed status. A B: R; CS: VU.