Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)

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 : 58

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6068399

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFD4-FFDA-FF0E-FE5CFC6EFD6D

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scientific name

Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)
status

 

235. Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)

WL: 17mm. P. mathias is a ubiquitous pan-African skipper, present throughout sub-Saharan Africa, southern Arabia , Madagascar and Comoro Islands . It extends to the Oriental Region (it was described from India) and to New Guinea. The caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on a variety of Poaceae .

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Mendes et al. (2007).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Pelopidas