Dapidodigma hymen ( Fabricius, 1775 )

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: 20

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Dapidodigma hymen ( Fabricius, 1775 )


48. Dapidodigma hymen ( Fabricius, 1775) 

WL: 17mm. Found mainly in semi-deciduous forests, D. hymen  is distributed from Senegal to Cameroon. The caterpillars feed on several species of Alchornea  ( Euphorbiaceae  ), typically colonized by Oecophylla  ants.

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió (JB), several specimens. 

Previous references. Regions: Without a precise location. Authors: Libert (2004a), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008).

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