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Artitropa Holland, 1896
Nightfighters
Artitropa Holland, 1896; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 92, TS: Pamphila erinnys Trime
Artitropa (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 426]; [AfrL]

Artitropa alaotrana Oberthür, 1916
Madagascar. See [About maps] Artitropa alaotrana Oberthür, 1916; , TL: Madagascar, Bord du lac Alaotra
Artitropa alaotrana ; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Artitropa boseae (Saalmüller, 1880)
Madagascar. See [About maps] Hesperia boseae Saalmüller, 1880; , TL: Madagascar, Nossi-Be
Artitropa boseae ; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Artitropa cama Evans, 1937
Artitropa cama ; [AfrL]

Artitropa comus (Cramer, 1782)
W.Africa - Congo. See [About maps] Papilio comus Cramer, 1782
Proteides margaritata Holland, 1890; Ent. News 1 (10) : 155, TL: Valley of Ogove
= ; [NHM]
Artitropa comus ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 16]; [AfrL]

Artitropa erinnys (Trimen, 1862)
Transkei - Natal, Transvaal, Rhodesia - E.Africa. See [About maps] Bush Nightfighter
Pamphila erinnys Trimen, 1862; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 (3) : 290
Artitropa erinnys ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 17]; [BK: 427, pl. 63, f. 840]; [AfrL]

Larva on Dracaena hookerana, D. steudneri [PBSA]

Artitropa erinnys erinnys ; [AfrL]
A. e. ehlersi Karsch, 1896
Kenya (Mt. Sagala, Teita Hills, Shimba Hills) Artitropa ehlersi Karsch, 1896; Ent. Nachr. 22 (24) : 376
Artitropa erinnys ehlersi ; [BK, 427]; [AfrL]
A. e. vansommereni Riley, 1925
Kenya (Meru, Nairobi, Ngong) erinnys vansommereni Riley, 1925; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1925 : 284
Artitropa erinnys vansommereni ; [BK, 427]; [AfrL]
A. e. nyasae Riley, 1925
Rhodesia erinnys nyasae Riley, 1925; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1925 : 284
Artitropa erinnys nyasae ; [AfrL]
A. e. radiata Riley, 1925
erinnys radiata Riley, 1925; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1925 : 285
= Artitropa erinnys ehlersi ; [BK, 427]
Artitropa erinnys radiata ; [AfrL]
A. e. comorarum Oberthür, 1916
Artitropa erinnys comorarum ; [AfrL]

Artitropa hollandi Oberthür, 1916
Madagascar. See [About maps] Artitropa hollandi Oberthür, 1916; , TL: Madagascar, Antsianaka
Artitropa hollandi ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 18 (text)]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Artitropa milleri Riley, 1925
Zimbabwe, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya. See [About maps] Miller's Nightfighter
Artitropa milleri Riley, 1925; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1925 : 282
Artitropa milleri ; [AfrL]

Larva on Dracaena [BK]

Artitropa milleri milleri ; [AfrL]
A. m. coryndon Evans, 1937
Artitropa milleri coryndon Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 146, TL: Nairobi
Artitropa milleri coryndon ; [BK: 426, pl. 63, f. 839]; [AfrL]

Larva on Dracaena steudneri [BK]


Artitropa reducta Aurivillius, 1925
Cameroun - Zimbabwe, Malawi, SE.Kenya. See [About maps] Artitropa reducta Aurivillius, 1925; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 519
Artitropa comus reducta ;
Artitropa reducta ; [BK: 426, pl. 63, f. 838]; [AfrL]

Larva on Dracaena gazensis [PBSA]


Artitropa usambarae Congdon, Kielland, & Collins, 1998
Artitropa usambarae ; [AfrL]


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References:
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[AfrL]
Mark C. Williams; Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea; Compiled by Mark C. Williams, 7th ed. (2008) (April 2007); Afrototropical Butterflies; e-mail: Mark C. Williams
[BHL]
The; Biodiversity Heritage Library; and on; Internet Archive; Note: The linking to the content of Internet Archive is somewhat delicate -- notify me when links break!
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[MadL]
Lees, D.C., Kremen, C. and Raharitsimba, H. 2003; in S.M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead (eds.), The Natural History of Madagascar; Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist: : pp. 762-793; University of Chicago Press. 1709 pp.
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1925
Die Gross-Schmetteringe der Erde; 13 Band; Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 1-613, pl. 1-80
Evans, 1937
A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae. British Museum Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 1-212, pl. 1-30
Holland, 1890
Description of three new species of African Hesperidae Ent. News 1 (10) : 155-156
Holland, 1896
A Preliminary Revision and Synonymic Catalogue of the Hesperiidae of Africa and the adjacent Islands, with Descriptions of some apparently new species Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 2-107, pl. 1-5
Karsch, 1896
Aethiepische Hesperiiden Ent. Nachr. 22 (24) : 372-378
Riley, 1925
A revision of the continental African species of the genus Artitropa (Lep. Hesperiidae) Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1925 : 281-288
Trimen, 1862
On some New Species of South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 (3) : 279-291


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