Osmodes,

Cock, Matthew J. W., Congdon, T. Colin E. & Collins, Steve C., 2016, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 9. Hesperiinae incertae sedis: Zingiberales feeders, genera of unknown biology and an overview of the Hesperiinae incertae sedis, Zootaxa 4066 (3), pp. 201-247: 228

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4066.3.1

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Osmodes
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Osmodes  Holland, 1892

This primarily West African genus was reviewed by Miller (1964) and subsequently updated ( Miller 1971), so that 15 species are now recognised ( Ackery et al. 1995, Larsen 2005). There is information on the food plants of four species, all of which feed on Marantaceae  ( Table 1), but no other information has been published on the early stages. Adults occur along forest edges and in shady forest, perch low down, and sunbathe ( Figure 31View FIGURE 31).