Eresina maesseni Stempffer, 1956

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: 18

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-FFFC-FFF2-FF0E-F9B4FC9BF958

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Plazi

scientific name

Eresina maesseni Stempffer, 1956
status

 

41. Eresina maesseni Stempffer, 1956 

WL: 11mm. Typical of forest areas, this is the only species of the genus that ranges from Senegal to Cameroon; several other species of Eresina  are known from West Africa but all occur from Sierra Leone onwards  . Their populations appear to be associated with trees containing established colonies of Crematogaster  ants. Previous references. Regions: Quinara. Authors: Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008). Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: VU. 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Eresina