Cigaritis larseni Bouyer, 2012

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: 20-21

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Cigaritis larseni Bouyer, 2012


*52. Cigaritis larseni Bouyer, 2012  WL: 15mm. Previous references of Spindasis mozambica (Bertolini, 1850)  by Larsen (2005) and Cigaritis mozambica (Bertolini, 1850)  by Mendes et al. (2008), must be corrected to the present species. S. mozambica  is a widespread species occurring throughout tropical Africa (Larsen, 2005); however, it was recently split into two independent species by Bouyer (2012): C. larseni  from West Africa, ranging along the forests from Gambia to CAR; and C. mozambica  , present in most of Africa south of the Equator, excluding denser forests and deserts. Host-plants are still unknown. 

Studied material. Cacheu: Banhinda ( PNTC), 27.06.2009, 1♀ (BS 28864); Caió, a few specimens (JB). 

Previous references. Regions: Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Larsen (2005, as Spindasis mozambica  ), Mendes et al. (2008, as Cigaritis mozambica  ). 

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


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