Zizeeria knysna ( Trimen, 1862 )

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-FC73FC9CFAD0

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Zizeeria knysna ( Trimen, 1862 )
status

 

101. Zizeeria knysna ( Trimen, 1862) 

WL: 11mm. This is a ubiquitous species known throughout Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, southwestern Arabia, Canary Islands and southern Spain. The caterpillars are reported to feed on species from a variety of families, namely Fabaceae  , Malvaceae  , Zygophyllaceae  , Amaranthaceae  , Chenopodiaceae  , Euphorbiaceae  and Oxalidaceae  .

Studied material. Biombo: Quinhamel, 22.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29368)  . Cacheu: Caió, common, especially in November (JB)  . Quinara: Cantanha ( PNLC), 15.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29217)  . Tombali: Mato de Caiquene ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29367). 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Bissau, Gabú, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Zizeeria