Pentila pauli abri Collins & Larsen, 2005

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-FE33FC9BFD03

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pentila pauli abri Collins & Larsen, 2005
status

 

38. Pentila pauli abri Collins & Larsen, 2005 

WL: 20mm. The species has only been reported once from Guinea-Bissau, in the Coli forest-savanna mosaic near the Corubal River. This subspecies is known to occur from Senegal to Sierra Leone. Around a dozen other subspecies are described from tropical Africa. The caterpillars appear to be associated with Crematogaster  ants and feed on blue-green algae (Cyanophyta) on tree trunks. 

Previous references. Regions: Tombali. Authors: Mendes et al. (2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Pentila