Pseuderesia eleaza eleaza ( Hewitson, 1873 )

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

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Pseuderesia eleaza eleaza ( Hewitson, 1873 )


40. Pseuderesia eleaza eleaza ( Hewitson, 1873) 

WL: 17mm. This is a forest species. The males are blackish with an orange-red discal spot on the forewing recto, which extends to the tornal area. The hindwings are black. The nominate subspecies ranges from Guinea- Bissau to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and DRC  . From Sierra Leone and Liberia onwards, the orange-red spot may be smaller—f. picta —or even absent—f. nigra.

Previous references. Regions: Without a precise location. Authors: Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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