Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821),

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

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Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821)


236. Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821) 

WL: 19mm. This is another ubiquitous Afrotropical skipper that also occurs in part of the Palearctic and Oriental Regions. it was described from Syria. The caterpillars feed on various Poaceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Bolama, Cacheu. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Bacelar (1949), Mendes et al. (2007).

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