Leptosia wigginsi pseudalcesta Bernardi, 1965

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: 17

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-FFFD-FFF3-FF0E-FDC1FC93FC6E

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scientific name

Leptosia wigginsi pseudalcesta Bernardi, 1965
status

 

35. Leptosia wigginsi pseudalcesta Bernardi, 1965 

WL: 23mm. The species is similar to L. medusa  , but differs in the white ground-colour which is opaque rather than translucent. The black marginal band on the hindwing is quite narrow. The present subspecies flies from Senegal to Cameroon. The caterpillars are known to occur on Capparaceae  .

Studied material. Quinara: Injassane ( PNLC)  , 17.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29232); Cantanha ( PNLC), 18.07.2009, 2♂ (BS 29283/29284). Tombali: Mato de Canamina ( PNFC) 10  - 11.07.2009 17♂ (BS 29234,29241, 29285/ 29299); Mato de Cambeque ( PNFC), 10- 13.07.2009, 17♂ (BS 29233, 29242/29244, 29277/29281, 29310/29317); Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 12.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 29282).

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Bissau, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2007).

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: F; CS: LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Leptosia