Melanitis libya ( Distant, 1882 )

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: 32

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

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scientific name

Melanitis libya ( Distant, 1882 )
status

 

110. Melanitis libya ( Distant, 1882) 

WL: 35mm. M. libya  is a ubiquitous species known along most of tropical Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria, Niger, Chad, south Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The caterpillars are also thought to feed on several Poaceae  .

Studied material. Bafatá: Brincasse , cashew, 0 6.02.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011031)  . Gabú: Pataque , 1♂ (JG 20) (CZ 5899); Biricunda, woodland, 0 4.03.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ0000110130). 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Bolama. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a).

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