Tirumala petiverana ( Doubleday, 1847 )

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: 31

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Tirumala petiverana ( Doubleday, 1847 )


*105. Tirumala petiverana ( Doubleday, 1847) 

WL: 43mm. The species is centred on the Guinea savanna and occurs in West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria, and southwards to Botswana and the northern Transvaal   . Like the genus, the species is now reported for the first time from Guinea-Bissau, although its presence in the country was already foreseen (Larsen, 2005). The caterpillars are reported to feed on some species of Asclepiadaceae  .

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 1 specimen (JB). 

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