Iolaus iasis iasis ( Hewitson, 1865 )

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: 22

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-FFF8-FFF6-FF0E-FA02FCBAF91A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Iolaus iasis iasis ( Hewitson, 1865 )
status

 

*61. Iolaus iasis iasis ( Hewitson, 1865) 

WL: 17mm. The species is recognizable by the sky-blue and black triangular forewings, markedly lobed along their inner margin. The nominate subspecies is known in West Africa from Gambia to southern Nigeria—though it is a faunistic novelty for Guinea-Bissau—and also occurs in Cameroon, Gabon, DRC and Angola. The other known subspecies, I. iasis albomaculatus  , is known from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The host-plants are Loranthaceae (Larsen, 2005)  .

Studied material. Bafatá: Tabandinto , cashew, 0 9.02.2013, 1♀ (SV) (CZ000011036)  . Gabú: Biricunda , woodland, 0 3.07.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011037). 

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Iolaus