Metisella kakamega De Jong, 1976

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Congdon, T. Colin E., 2017, Observations on the Biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) with particular reference to Kenya. Part 11. Heteropterinae, Zootaxa 4226 (4), pp. 487-508 : 504

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4226.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8753ADEF-2888-46CD-A6DE-6BDF9D3CE0DC

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5670012

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6140B34B-4B00-0458-1C97-F8D0FBCAF829

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Metisella kakamega De Jong, 1976
status

 

Metisella kakamega De Jong, 1976

Described from a unique male from Kakamega Forest by De Jong (1976), and known only from that locality. De Jong (1976) illustrates the male genitalia . MJWC has collected extensively in Kakamega Forest over four years, and checked all Metisella spp. without locating this species. It may be very localised, very rare, or both. Larsen (1991) states that the food plants are various grasses, but this is an assumption.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Metisella