Uranothauma falkensteini ( Dewitz, 1879 )

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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Uranothauma falkensteini ( Dewitz, 1879 )


84. Uranothauma falkensteini ( Dewitz, 1879) 

WL: 15mm. The species occurs in forests and ranges from Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria in West Africa and along most of the tropical part of the continent, although it does not extend to South Africa. Host-plants are species of Acacia  and Albizia  ( Fabaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, 1 specimen (JB)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC) 0 9.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28869). 

Previous references. Regions: Quinara. Authors: Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Mendes et al. (2008).

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