Axiocerses harpax harpax ( Fabricius, 1775 )

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: 21

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

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Axiocerses harpax harpax ( Fabricius, 1775 )
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54. Axiocerses harpax harpax ( Fabricius, 1775) 

WL: 16mm. A. h. harpax  is known to range from Senegal to Nigeria, while other subspecies are found throughout the Afrotropical Region; males are strongly territorial, selecting dominant perches which they actively defend performing short flights. The caterpillars live in Acacia  ( Fabaceae  ) pods colonized by ants of genera Pheidole  and Crematogaster  .

Studied material. Bafatá: Bagadadja , woodland, 24.03.2013 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011052)  . Cacheu: Caió (JB), several specimens  . Gabú: Nhantampa , woodland, 18.04.2013, 1♂ (SV) (CZ000011053); Beli, 0 4.07.2009  , 1♀ (BS 28865).

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Bissau, Cacheu, Oio. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987), Bivar-de-Sousa & Mendes (1999), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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