Eurema floricola leonis (Butler, 1886)

Delabye, Sylvain, Maicher, Vincent, Safian, Szabolcs, Potocky, Pavel, Mertens, Jan E. J., Przybylowicz, Lukasz, Murkwe, Mercy, Kobe, Ishmeal N., Fokam, Eric B., Janecek, Stepan & Tropek, Robert, 2020, First records of 31 species of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in Cameroon, with remarks on their elevational ranges, Biodiversity Data Journal 8, pp. 50543-50543: 50543

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e50543

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scientific name

Eurema floricola leonis (Butler, 1886)
status

 

Eurema floricola leonis (Butler, 1886)  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Euremafloricolaleonis (Butler, 1886); taxonRank: subspecies; scientificNameAuthorship: (Butler, 1886); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Radio Hill, Bimbia village ; verbatimElevation: 220 m; decimalLatitude: 3.9666; decimalLongitude: 9.2411; Identification: identifiedBy: Szabolcs Sáfián | Robert Tropek; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: Butterfly net; eventDate: 05/09/2015; habitat: Hilltop with disturbed lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Euremafloricolaleonis (Butler, 1886); taxonRank: subspecies; scientificNameAuthorship: (Butler, 1886); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Mundemba ; verbatimElevation: 20 m; decimalLatitude: 4.93; decimalLongitude: 8.854; Identification: identifiedBy: Robert Tropek; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: Butterfly net; eventDate: 01/02/2010; habitat: Disturbed secondary regrowths; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/06zb-203s; institutionCode: IECA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Euremafloricolaleonis (Butler, 1886); taxonRank: subspecies; scientificNameAuthorship: (Butler, 1886); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Centre Region; locality: Ebogo Forest ; verbatimElevation: 660 m; decimalLatitude: 3.388; decimalLongitude: 11.47; Identification: identifiedBy: Robert Tropek; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: Butterfly net; eventDate: 01/12/2008; habitat: Disturbed lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/06zb-203s; institutionCode: IECA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Euremafloricolaleonis (Butler, 1886); taxonRank: subspecies; scientificNameAuthorship: (Butler, 1886); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: South Region; locality: Ebodje ; verbatimElevation: 20 m; decimalLatitude: 2.572; decimalLongitude: 9.832; Identification: identifiedBy: Robert Tropek; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: Butterfly net; eventDate: 12/17/2011; habitat: Secondary lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/06zb-203s; institutionCode: IECA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Distribution

This species was recorded from West Africa (from Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria) to Central (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Eastern Africa. Especially because it was already known from the Cross River State in Nigeria ( Larsen 2005), its occurrence in Cameroon could be expected. We collected four specimens, each in a different disturbed lowland forest (from 20 to 660 m a.s.l.), therefore the species seems to be widespread, but locally scarce in Cameroon. This fully corresponds with T. Larsen’s experience with this species in Nigeria ( Larsen 2005) (Fig. 33 View Figure 33 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Eurema