Euchrysops malathana ( Boisduval, 1833 )

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: 28

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Euchrysops malathana ( Boisduval, 1833 )


91. Euchrysops malathana ( Boisduval, 1833) 

WL: 14mm. E. malathana  occurs in every type of savanna and ranges along continental Africa , Madagascar and other Indian Ocean islands, as well as in southwestern Arabia. The polyphagous caterpillars feed on several Fabaceae  and Myrtaceae  . 

Previous references. Regions: Bissau. Authors: Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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