Leptotes pirithous ( Linnaeus, 1767 )

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: 27

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

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scientific name

Leptotes pirithous ( Linnaeus, 1767 )
status

 

86. Leptotes pirithous ( Linnaeus, 1767) 

WL: 14mm. L. pirithous  is ubiquitous and is known throughout Africa, except for primary evergreen forests and deserts; it also occurs in the Palearctic Region. The caterpillars are known on several species of Fabaceae  .

Studied material. Bafatá: Dulombi, bolanha, 28.02.2013, 3♂ (SV) (CZ000011064/CZ000011066); ibid, forest  , 29.04.2013, 1♂ 1♀ (SV) (CZ000011075/ CZ000011076); Campata, woodland, 27.03.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011079). Cacheu: Banhinda ( PNTC), 26.06.2009, 1♂ (BS 29223); Caió, common especially in November (JB)  . Gabú: Balanca, 0 1.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 28966, 29222); Beli, 03- 05.07.2009, 4♂ (BS 29219, 29224, 29369, 29370); ibid, 1♀ (JG 4) (CZ5896); Canjadude, 0 2.07.2009, 1♂ 1♀ (BS 29407, 29417); Pataque, 0 4.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29220/29221); ibid, 1♂ (JG 27) (CZ 5899); Biricunda, woodland, 0 3.03.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011073); Sintchã-Manga, woodland, 0 3.03.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011074); Dembel Uri, woodland  , 29.04.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011077); Cantacunda, 0 3.04.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011078); Fasadji, woodland, 18.02.2013, 1♀ (SV) (CZ000011082). Quinara: Buba Tombo ( PNLC) 17.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29419); Cantanha ( PNLC) 15.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29418)  . Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29420). 

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Cacheu, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de- Carvalho (1987), Mendes et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Leptotes