Anthene liodes monteironis (Kirby, 1878)

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: 24-25

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-FFFA-FFFB-FF0E-F944FC93FEC2

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scientific name

Anthene liodes monteironis (Kirby, 1878)
status

 

72. Anthene liodes monteironis (Kirby, 1878) 

WL: 12 mm. A. liodes  occurs in all types of forest and was previously considered by Mendes et al. (2008) to be monotypic and so, reported as A. liodes ( Hewitson, 1874)  . The nomenclature is now updated, as Libert (2010) reports the present subspecies from Buba (Quinara region). This subspecies is known to occur in West Africa from southern Senegal to Nigeria, while nominate A. l. liodes  ranges from Cameroon across to south Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. Subspecies A. l. bihe flies from Angola and the DRC southwards to South Africa and Swaziland. The caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on Anacardiaceae  , Combretaceae  , Myricaceae  and Sapindaceae  , usually accompanied by Camponotus  ants.

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, a few specimens (JB)  . Gabú: Beli, 0 3.07.2009, 1♀ (BS 28955)  . Quinara: Buba Tombo ( PNLC), 17.07.2009, 1♂ 1♀ (BS 28932, 28953)  . Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC), 11.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28954). 

Previous references. Regions: Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008), D’Abrera (2009), Libert (2010).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Anthene