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Kedestes Watson, 1893
Rangers
Kedestes Watson, 1893; Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 (1) : 96, TS: Hesperia lepenula Wallengren
Kedestes (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 412]
Kedestes (Hesperiidae) ; [AfrL]

Kedestes barberae (Trimen, 1873)
Cape - Rhodesia, Lesotho, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal. See [About maps] Cyclopides barberae Trimen, 1873; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 120, pl. 1, f. 11, TL: Cape Colony
Kedestes barberae ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 32]; [AfrL]

Larva on Imperata arundinacea [PBSA]

Kedestes barberae barberae ; [AfrL]
K. b. bonsa Evans, 1956
Kedestes barberae bonsa ; [AfrL]
K. b. bunta Evans, 1956
Kedestes barberae bunta ; [AfrL]

Kedestes brunneostriga (Plötz, 1884)
Angola, Malawi - Kenya, Uganda, Zaire. See [About maps] Pale Ranger
Kedestes brunneostriga ; [BK: 413, pl. 60, f. 797]; [AfrL]

Larva on Setaria [BK]


Kedestes callicles (Hewitson, 1868)
Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Moçambique, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Pale Ranger
Cyclopides callicles Hewitson, 1868; Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. (2): 42
Cyclopides callicles ; Hewitson, 1874, Ill. exot. Butts [5] (Cyclopides): [120], pl. [60], f. 10-11
Kedestes callicles ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 33, 34]; [BK: 414, pl. 60, f. 799]; [AfrL]

Kedestes chaca (Trimen, 1873)
S.Africa. See [About maps] Pyrgus chaca Trimen, 1873; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 118, pl. 1, f. 9-10, TL: Cape Colony; Kaffraria
Kedestes chaca ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 36 (text)]; [AfrL]

Kedestes heathi Hancock & Gardiner, 1982
Kedestes heathi ; [AfrL]

Kedestes lema Neave, 1910
-. See [About maps] Kedestes lema ; [AfrL]
Kedestes lema lema ; [AfrL]
K. l. linka (Evans, 1955)
Rhodesia Kedesia lema linka Evans, 1955; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 883, TL: Chirinda Mountain, Mashonaland
Kedestes lema linka ; [AfrL]

Kedestes lenis Riley, 1932
Cape. See [About maps] Kedestes lenis Riley, 1932; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 150
Kedestes lenis ; [AfrL]

Larva on Imperata arundinacea [PBSA]

Kedestes lenis lenis ; [AfrL]
K. l. alba Henning, Henning, Joannou & Woodhall, 1997
Kedestes lenis alba ; [AfrL]

Kedestes lepenula (Wallengren, 1857)
Cape, Transvaal, Botswana. See [About maps] Hesperia lepenula Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 50
Kedestes lepenula ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 35]; [AfrL]

Larva on Imperata arundinacea [PBSA]


Kedestes macomo (Trimen, 1862)
Nigeria - to (Transvaal, E.Cape, Natal, Moçambique, Rhodesia) - Somalia. See [About maps] Cyclopides macomo Trimen, 1862; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 : 405
Kedestes macomo ; [AfrL]

Larva on Imperata arundinacea [PBSA]


Kedestes malua Neave, 1910
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Kedestes malua ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 33 (text)]; [AfrL]

Kedestes marshalli Aurivillius, 1925
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Kedestis macomo marshalli Aurivillius, 1925; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 542
Kedestes marshalli ; [AfrL]

Kedestes michaeli Gardiner & Hancock, 1982
Kedestes michaeli ; [AfrL]

Kedestes mohozutza (Wallengren, 1857)
South Africa - Kenya, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Fulvous Ranger
Hesperia mohozutza Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 50
Kedestes mohozutza ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 36]; [BK: 412, pl. 60, f. 794]; [AfrL]

Kedestes monostichus Hancock & Gardiner, 1982
Kedestes monostichus ; [AfrL]

Kedestes nancy Collins & Larsen, 1991
Kenya. See [About maps] Nancy's Ranger
Kedestes nancy Collins & Larsen, 1991; in Larsen, The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history: 444
Kedestes nancy ; [BK: 413, pl. 60, f. 795]; [AfrL]

Kedestes nerva (Fabricius, 1793)
Natal, Transvaal, Rhodesia, NW.Zambia. See [About maps] Hesperia nerva Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 340, TL: "Indiis" [error, = Natal, South Africa]
Kedestes nerva ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 37]; [AfrL]
South Africa (Natal, Transvaal) Pyrgus tucusa Trimen, 1883; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 359, TL: Natal, South Africa
Kedestes nerva nerva ; Hancock, 1987, J. Lep. Soc. 41 (1): 42; [AfrL]
K. n. paola (Plötz, 1884)
Angola, NW.Zambia Cyclopides paola Plötz, 1884; Stettin. ent. Ztg 45 (11-12) : 392, TL: Angola
Kedestes nerva paola ; Hancock, 1987, J. Lep. Soc. 41 (1): 43; [AfrL]

Kedestes niveostriga (Trimen, 1864)
Transkei, Natal. See [About maps] Pamphila? niveostriga Trimen, 1864; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 179
Kedestes niveostriga ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 38]; [AfrL]

Larva on Imperata arundinacea [PBSA]

Kedestes niveostriga niveostriga ; [AfrL]
K. n. schloszi Pringle & Schlosz, 1997
Kedestes niveostriga schloszi ; [AfrL]

Kedestes pinheyi Hancock & Gardiner, 1982
Kedestes pinheyi ; [AfrL]

Kedestes protensa Butler, 1901
Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, S.Sudan, NW.Zambia. See [About maps] Kedestes protensa Butler, 1901; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 8 : 59, TL: N.Nigeria
Kedestes chacoides Gaede, 1915; Int. ent. Z. 9 (24): 126, TL: Busantare, Cameroon
Kedestes paola protensa ; Evans, 1937, Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 84
Kedestes protensa ; [AfrL]
Misidentified/misapplied:
Kedestes paola; [PBSA, f. 724]
Kedestes paola; Hancock & Gardiner, 1982, Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9: 120

Kedestes rogersi Druce, 1907
S.Sudan, Uganda, Kenya. See [About maps] Rogers' Ranger
Kedestes rogersi ; [BK: 413, pl. 60, f. 798]; [AfrL]

Kedestes sarahae Henning & Henning, 1998
Kedestes sarahae ; [AfrL]

Kedestes straeleni Evans, 1956
Kedestes straeleni ; [AfrL]

Kedestes sublineata Pennington, 1953
South West Africa. See [About maps] Kedestes lependula sublineata Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2): 18
Kedestes sublineata ; [AfrL]

Kedestes wallengrenii (Trimen, 1883)
Natal, Zululand, Transvaal, Rhodesia, Moçambique - Kenya. See [About maps] Wallengren's Ranger
Thymelicus wallengrenii Trimen, 1883; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 361
Kedestes wallengreni ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 39]
Kedestes wallengrenii ; [AfrL]
Kedestes wallengreni wallengreni ; [BK: 413, pl. 60, f. 796]
Kedestes wallengrenii wallengrenii ; [AfrL]
K. w. fenestratus (Butler, 1894)
Baracus fenestratus Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 673, TL: Zomba
Kedestes wallengrenii fenestratus ; [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
[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
Butler, 1894
On two collection of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., from British Central Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 643-684, pl. 60 (1894)
Butler, 1901
On a collection of butterflies made by George Migeod, Esq., in northern Nigeria between September 1899 and January 1900 Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 8 : 57-60
Evans, 1937
A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae. British Museum Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 1-212, pl. 1-30
Evans, 1955
Revisional notes on African Hesperiidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 881-885
Gaede, 1915
Neue Afrikanische Lepidoptera des Berliner Zoologisches Museums Int. ent. Z. 9 (7): 38-40, (13): 71-72, (13): 73-74, (15): 79-80, pl. 1, (20): 105-106, (21): 109-112, (24): 125-126
Hancock, 1987
The identity of Cyclopides paola Plötz J. Lep. Soc. 41 (1): 41-44
Hancock & Gardiner, 1982
The Kedestes nerva group of species Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9: 105-126
Hewitson, 1874
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies selected chiefly from the collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson Ill. exot. Butts [5] : (Systematic Index) V, (Anteros): [1-2], pl. [1] (1867), (Erycina & Necyria): [3-4], pl. [2] (1870), (Erycina Symmachia &c): [5-6], pl. [3] (1875), (Necyria & Esthemopsis): [7-8], pl. [4] (1872), (Calydna): [9-10], pl. [5] (1854), (Calydna II): [11-12], pl. [6] (1859), (Theope): [13-14], pl. [7] (1860), (Symmachia): [15-16], pl. [8] (1867), (Symmachia & Charis II): [17-18], pl. [9] (1871), (Charis): [19-20], pl. [10] (1866), (Emesis): [21-22], pl. [11] (1872), (Nymphidium I): [23-24], pl. [12] (1853), (Nymphidium II-III): [25-28], pl. [13-14] (1865), (Nymphidium IV): [29-30], pl. [15] (1871), (Lemonias I): [31-32], pl. [16] (1853), (Lemonias II): [33-34], pl. [17] (1858), (Lemonias III-IV): [35-38], pl. [18-19] (1863), (Lemonias V): [39-40], pl. [20] (1872), (Lemonias & Baeotis): [41-42], pl. [21] (1875), (Lemonias & Baeotis): [43-44], pl. [22] (1874), (Pachythone & Cremna): [45-46], pl. [23] (1873), (Hades, Uraneis, &c): [47-48], pl. [24] (1870), (Limnas I-II): [49-52], pl. [25-26] (1853), (Limnas & Panara): [53-54], pl. [27] (1875), (Limnas &c): [55-56], pl. [28] (1876), (Limnas & Ithomeis): [57-58], pl. [29] (1870), (Chamaelimnas & Ithomiola): [59-60], pl. [30] (1871), (Hermathena &c): [61-62], pl. [31] (1875), (Ogyris): [63-64], pl. [32] (1853), (Pentila & Liptena): [65-66], pl. [33] (1866), (Pentila & Liptena II): [67-68], pl. [34] (1873), (Lycaena): [69-70], pl. [35] (1876), (Pyrrhopyga I-II): [71-74], pl. [36-37] (1857), (Pyrrhopyga): [75-76], pl. [38] (1869), (Pyrrhopyga II-III): [77-80], pl. [39-40] (1871), (Pyrrhopyga IV): [81-82], pl. [41] (1873), (Pyrrhopyga V & Erycides): [83-84], pl. [42] (1875), (Ismene I-II): [85-88], pl. [43-44] (1867), (Eudamus): [89-90], pl. [45] (1873), (Eudamus II-III): [91-94], pl. [46-47] (1875), (Chaetocneme): [95-96], pl. [48] (1874), (Hesperia I-II): [97-100], pl. [49-50] (1867), (Hesperia III): [101-102], pl. [51] (1868), (Hesperia IV): [103-104], pl. [52] (1869), (Hesperia V): [105-106], pl. [53] (1872), (Hesperia V*-VI): [107-110], pl. [54-55] (1873), (Hesperia VII): [111-112], pl. [56] (1876), (Leucochitonea): [113-114], pl. [57] (1869), (Leucochitonea II): [115-116], pl. [58] (1875), (Pterygospidea): [117-118], pl. [59] (1873), (Cyclopides): [119-120], pl. [60] (1874), (Cyclopides & Hesperilla): [121-122], pl. [61] (1874)
Hewitson, 1868
Descriptions of one Hundred new Species of Hesperidae. (2) Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. (2): [2] + pp. 25 (from sp. 7 hypaepa)-56
Plötz, 1884
Die Gattung Cyclopides Hübn., und ihre Arten Stettin. ent. Ztg 45 (11-12) : 389-397
Riley, 1932
New African and Arabian butterflies Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 137-152
Trimen, 1862
On some New Species of South African Butterflis, collected in British Kaffraria by W. S. M. D'Urban, Esq., during 1860-61 Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 : 398-406
Trimen, 1864
Descriptions of some New Species of Butterflies found in Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 175-180
Trimen, 1873
On some new species of Butterflies discovered in Extra-Tropical Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 101-124, pl. 1
Trimen, 1883
Descriptions of twelve new species of South African Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 347-363
Wallengren, 1857
Kafferlandets Dag-fjärilar, insamlade åren 1838-1845 af J. A. Wahlberg / Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in Terra Caffrorum annis 1838-1845 collecta a J. A. Wahlberg K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 1-55
Watson, 1893
A proposed classification of the Hesperiidae, with a revision of the genera Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 (1) : 3-133, pl. 1-3


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