Gretna Evans, 1937,

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: 231

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

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Gretna Evans, 1937
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Gretna Evans, 1937 

Evans (1937) established this genus for six Afrotropical species and designated Hesperia cylinda Hewitson  the type species. We have treated three palm feeding species in Cock et al. (2014), but G. cylinda  , the type species, is recorded to feed on Marantaceae  and so is treated here. Larsen (pers. comm. 2014) considers G. cylinda  out of place with the other members of the genus, all of which are likely to be palm-feeders, so it is likely that one (or more) new genera will need to be established for them.