Platylesches rasta 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 : 490

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.6029841

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB357E4F-AB1C-FF95-FF1D-B097CD6AFE04

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Platylesches rasta Evans, 1937
status

 

Platylesches rasta Evans, 1937

SCC identified a specimen of P. rasta amongst adults of P. moritili (Wallengren) f. delta ( Cock & Congdon 2013) that TCEC reared from Parinari curatellifolia from ‘Mulanje Pond’, under Mlanje Mountain, Malawi, an area of rough scrub near the murram road to Mount Zion from Mulanje town. At the time it was assumed to be a lightly marked individual of Platylesches moritili f. delta and it was only by chance that this individual was photographed (Figure 20.3). The caterpillar must have been a tube maker ( Cock & Congdon 2013, Figure 70) and the pupa must have been plain white ( Cock & Congdon 2013, Figure 76.4) or they would have been noticed as different and documented.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Platylesches