Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren)

Cock, Matthew J. W., 2010, Observations on the biology of Afro-tropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) principally from Kenya. Part 1. Introduction and Coeliadinae, Zootaxa 2547, pp. 1-63 : 56

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6788694

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scientific name

Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren)
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Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren)

Chiba (2009) was unable to locate the type of C. keithloa ; it is in the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, and illustrations are available at SMNH (2010). Coeliades keithloa is recorded to feed on Barringtonia racemosa ( Lecythidaceae ) and Acridocarpus natalitius ( Malpighiaceae ) in South Africa ( Murray 1932, 1959; Dickson & Kroon 1978; Pringle et al. 1994). Coeliades keithloa “and subspecies” are recorded from A. zanzibaricus , A. glaucescens , and Rourea orientalis (= Byrsocarpus orientalis ) ( Connaraceae ) ( van Someren 1974), but these records are likely to refer to C. kenya .

The caterpillar and pupa of C. keithloa are described by Aurivillius (1925) and Murray (1932) and illustrated by G.C. Clark (in Dickson & Kroon 1978) and Henning et al. (1997) from South Africa. The caterpillar of C. keithloa , as illustrated in the last two works, resembles C. pisistratus ( Figure 34 View FIGURE 34 ) and C. f. forestan ( Figure 27 View FIGURE 27 ) more than it does C. kenya . It has two rows of black spots across the orange head capsule where C. kenya has none ( Figure 46 View FIGURE 46 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Coeliades