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

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-FFF3-FFFD-FF0E-FB04FCBAFAD4

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scientific name

Tirumala petiverana ( Doubleday, 1847 )
status

 

*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.