Gegenes Hübner, 1819

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Congdon, Colin E., 2012, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) principally from Kenya. Part 4. Hesperiinae: Aeromachini and Baorini, Zootaxa 3438, pp. 1-42 : 31

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.246331

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5680686

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scientific name

Gegenes Hübner, 1819
status

 

Gegenes Hübner, 1819 (in Hübner [1819 –1826])

There are three sub-Saharan species of this genus: pumilio (Hoffmannsegg) (the type species), niso (Linnaeus) and hottentota , and a fourth species, nostrodamus (Fabricius) is found from the Mediterranean to north-west India ( Evans 1937 a, 1949). They seem to be grass feeders, apart from an anomalous record from Rubiaceae for G. hottentota discussed below. The ova, caterpillars and pupae resemble those of Pelopidas and Borbo spp.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae