Lepidochrysops polydialecta

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

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFF1-FFFF-FF0E-FE82FC95FD9A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Lepidochrysops polydialecta
status

 

*94. Lepidochrysops polydialecta  ( Bethune-Baker, [1923])

WL: 20mm. The species is a faunistic novelty for Guinea-Bissau, though it was previously known from Senegal to Cameroon, south Sudan , DRC and Kenya  . It occurs in Sudan savanna, Sahel and dry forest. It is similar to L. synchrematiza  , but males are a paler lilac-blue and are semi-translucent, while females are a light milky blue. The caterpillars appear to feed on Becium  ( Lamiaceae  ). 

Studied material. Biombo: Quinhamel , 22.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 28925, 28927)  . Quinara: Cantanha , 15.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28926)  . Tombali: Jemberem ( PNFC), 0 7.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28924); Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 0.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29162). 

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