Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880)

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: 29

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFF1-FFFF-FF0E-F910FC93F869

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scientific name

Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880)
status

 

98. Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880) 

WL: 12mm. The species is ubiquitous, and as a rule a forest dweller, sometimes entering dense savanna. Males frequently occur close to running water. The species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. Host-plants are species of Acacia  and Dichrostachys  ( Fabaceae  ) and Allophylus  ( Sapindaceae  ).

Studied material. Gabú: Balanca, 0 1.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 28962, 29216); Beli, 1-5.07.2009, 5♂ (BS 29218, 29345/29346, 29421/29422)  . Tombali: Mato de Caiquene ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28963). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Cacheu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bacelar (1949), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Azanus