Myrina silenus silenus ( Fabricius, 1775 ) Myrina subornata subornata Lathy, 1903

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: 19

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Myrina silenus silenus ( Fabricius, 1775 ) Myrina subornata subornata Lathy, 1903
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45. Myrina silenus silenus ( Fabricius, 1775) 

WL: 17mm. This is a common species of the Guinea savanna. It is blue, with a chestnut apical spot on the forewing and long tornal tails on the hindwing. Ranging from Senegal to Angola, Uganda and Sudan, four additional subspecies are known in Africa. The caterpillars feed on several species of Ficus  ( Moraceae  ).

Previous references. Regions: Bolama, Tombali. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Larsen (2005), Mendes et al. (2008). 

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

46. Myrina subornata subornata Lathy, 1903 

WL: 15mm. This species also occurs in Guinea savanna and is similar to M. silenus  , but it is somewhat smaller and lacks the chestnut wing tips. The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda, while M. s. nuba flies in Sudan. The caterpillars also feed on Ficus  ( Moraceae  ). 

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

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

46. Myrina subornata subornata Lathy, 1903 

WL: 15mm. This species also occurs in Guinea savanna and is similar to M. silenus  , but it is somewhat smaller and lacks the chestnut wing tips. The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda, while M. s. nuba flies in Sudan. The caterpillars also feed on Ficus  ( Moraceae  ). 

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

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

46. Myrina subornata subornata Lathy, 1903 

WL: 15mm. This species also occurs in Guinea savanna and is similar to M. silenus  , but it is somewhat smaller and lacks the chestnut wing tips. The nominate subspecies ranges from Senegal to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda, while M. s. nuba flies in Sudan. The caterpillars also feed on Ficus  ( Moraceae  ). 

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

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Myrina

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Myrina