Iolaus calisto (Westwood, 1851)

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-FCC2FCBAFBDA

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Iolaus calisto (Westwood, 1851)
status

 

59. Iolaus calisto (Westwood, 1851) 

WL: 19mm. The species occurs in all types of forest from Senegal to Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and CARAbout CAR. During flight it resembles a small Pierid. The caterpillars feed on Loranthus  sp. or on species of other close genera ( Loranthaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, several specimens in 2009 (JB)

Previous references. Regions: Without a precise location. Authors: Stempffer & Bennett (1958). We believe that all the known references are based on the Stempffer & Bennett (op. cit.) citation: D’Abrera (1980), Ackery et al. (1995), Larsen (2005) and Mendes et al. (2008).

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

CAR

Museo de Historia Natural La Salle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Iolaus