Hypolycaena anara Larsen, 1986

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: 23

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Hypolycaena anara Larsen, 1986


63. Hypolycaena anara Larsen, 1986 

WL: 13mm. Larsen (2005) reports this species in dense savanna and dry forest, and we only collected a few specimens in the Cantanhez forest area. H. anara  also occurs in Guinea (Fouta-Djallon and the National Park of Upper Niger), Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and northeastern Nigeria. The host-plants are still unknown.

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 1 specimen (JB)  . Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC)  , 10.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28847); Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 10.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28848).

Previous references. Regions: Quinara. Authors: Ackery et al. (1995), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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