Coeliadinae, Evans, 1937

Collins, Steve C., 2017, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 12. New information and corrections, Zootaxa 4312 (3), pp. 471-496 : 471-472

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4312.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2B704D83-8Fb5-41C6-B558-3A1Dbe9Ede66

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6029785

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB357E4F-AB0F-FF87-FF1D-B6EBCDD5FE43

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Coeliadinae
status

 

Coeliadinae

The useful paper by Platt (1921) listing food plants of South African Lepidoptera was overlooked in Cock (2010b). This is the original source of several of the Coeliadinae food plants subsequently reported by other South African workers:

Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren) : Acridocarpus natalitius

Coeliades forestan (Stoll) : Combretum apiculatum , C. bracteosum , Solanum auriculatum , Millettia

sutherlandi

Coeliades pisistratus (Fabricius) : Acridocarpus pruriens

Similarly, two small papers with biology information were missed. Sevastopulo (1964) reports that Coeliades sejuncta (Mabille and Vuillot) and C. anchises (Gerstaecker) are attracted to light by night (see also under Baorini below), and Van Someren (1955) reports C. forestan hilltopping, ‘basking in the sun or chasing any intruder out of its particular territory’.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae