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Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773) in the Azores islands (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Vieira, V. (2017) Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773) in the Azores islands (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).

SHILAP-Revista De Lepidopterologia, 45(177), 75-81. DOI: (IF2016 0,264; Q4 Entomology)
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  • Jan, 2017

Summary

Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773) was recorded on five Azorean islands: São Miguel, Pico, Faial, São Jorge, and Corvo. These records mandate the species’ first documented occurrence on São Jorge island, on 21-VIII-2015, and the evidence of their reproduction in the Azores, probably with small and temporary populations, namely in São Jorge and São Miguel islands. The species’ distribution in the Macaronesian islands is briefly discussed, as well as the possible origin (source) of the Azorean specimens.