Pentila preussi fayei Stempffer, 1963

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-FD53FC6AFBAB

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pentila preussi fayei Stempffer, 1963
status

 

*39. Pentila preussi fayei Stempffer, 1963 

WL: 18mm. Previously unknown in Guinea-Bissau, this forest species was collected in the Cantanhez forest . It was originally described from the Senegalese protected forest of Santiaba Mandjak and reported from the Guinea coastal forest. The nominate subspecies is known to occur in Guinea (Fouta Djallon)  , Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. Caterpillars are also thought to feed on blue-green algae (Cyanophyta).

Studied material. Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC)  , 10.07.2009, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 28840/28842); Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 13.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28843); Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 9- 13.07.2009, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 28844/ 28846).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Pentila