Iolaus bellina maris (Riley, 1928)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Mendes & Bivar-de-Sousa, 2022)

Last record: 1989 (Pyrcz, 1992b)



São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Riley, N. D. (1928). A list of Hesperiidae collected in the island of St. Thome by T. A. Barnes. The Entomologist 61: 54-65.


Other references:

Mendes, L. F. and Bivar-de-Sousa, A. (2012). New account on the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) from São Tomé e Príncipe. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 51: 157-186.

Mendes, L. F. and Bivar-de-Sousa, A. (2022). Butterflies and Skippers (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands, pp. 349-369. In: Ceríaco, L.M.P., de Lima, R.F., Melo, M., Bell, R.C. (eds.). Biodiversity of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands. Springer, Cham.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (1992a). Provisional check-list of the butterflies of São Tomé and Príncipe islands. Lambillionea 92(1): 46-52.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (1992b). Rain forests of São Tomé e Príncipe: butterflies and conservation. Tropical Lepidoptera 3(2): 95-100.


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