Zizula hylax ( Fabricius, 1775 )

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: 30

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-FFF0-FFFE-FF0E-F989FC6EF8A6

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Plazi

scientific name

Zizula hylax ( Fabricius, 1775 )
status

 

*102. Zizula hylax ( Fabricius, 1775) 

WL: 11mm. Z. hylax  occurs throughout most of Africa, the Oriental Region and in Australasia, including several Pacific Islands . Although it has only been reported from Guinea-Bissau now, its presence was expected (Larsen 2005). The caterpillars are polyphagous, known to feed on Acanthaceae  , Oxalidaceae  , Verbenaceae  and Zygophyllaceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, some specimens (JB). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Zizula