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Melphina Evans, 1937
Melphina Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 8, 162, TS: Parnara melphis Holland
Melphina (Hesperiinae) ; [AfrL]

Melphina evansi Berger, 1974
Melphina evansi ; [AfrL]

Melphina flavina Lindsey & Miller, 1965
Melphina flavina ; [AfrL]

Melphina hulstaerti Berger, 1974
Melphina hulstaerti ; [AfrL]

Melphina malthina (Hewitson, 1876)
Sierra Leone - Gabon. See [About maps] Melphina malthina ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 45]; [AfrL]

Melphina maximiliani Belcastro & Larsen, 2005
Melphina maximiliani Belcastro & Larsen, 2005; in Larsen, Butterflies of West Africa: 559
Melphina maximiliani ; [AfrL]

Melphina melphis (Holland, 1894)
Nigeria. See [About maps] Parnara melphis Holland, 1894; Ent. News 5 (1) : 31
Melphina melphis ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 27 (text)]; [AfrL]

Melphina noctula (Druce, 1909)
Cameroun. See [About maps] Parnara noctula Druce, 1909; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 411, pl. 67, f. 7, TL: Bitje, Ja River, Cameroons, 2000ft
Parnara palocampta Druce, 1909; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 411, pl. 67, f. 8, TL: Bitje, Ja River, Cameroons, 3000ft
= ; [NHM]
Melphina noctula ; [AfrL]

Melphina statira (Mabille, 1891)
Sierra Leone. See [About maps] ?Parnara argyrodes Holland, 1894; Ent. News 5 (3) : 93, TL: Valley of Ogové
Melphina statira ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 47]; [AfrL]

Melphina statirides (Holland, 1896)
Sierra Leone. See [About maps] Baoris statirides Holland, 1896; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 69, pl. 5, f. 6
Melphina tarace statirides ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 46]
Melphina statirides ; [AfrL]

Melphina tarace (Mabille, 1891)
Uganda. See [About maps] Pamphila tarace Mabille, 1891; Bull. Soc. Ent. Belg. 35 (18): clxxix
?Parnara flavifasciola Druce, 1909; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 412, pl. 67, f. 9, TL: Bitje, Ja River, Cameroons, 2000ft
= ; [NHM]
Melphina tarace ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 45 (text)]; [AfrL]

Melphina unistriga (Holland, 1893)
Melphina unistriga ; [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
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index


Some related literature:
Druce, 1909
On some New and Little-known Hesperiidae from Tropical West Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 406-413, pl. 67
Evans, 1937
A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae. British Museum Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 1-212, pl. 1-30
Holland, 1894
African Hesperiidae Ent. News 5 (1) : 26-31, pl. 1
Holland, 1894
Some new and little-known African Hesperiidae Ent. News 5 (3) : 89-95, pl. 3
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
Mabille, 1891
Description d'Hespérides nouvelles Bull. Soc. Ent. Belg. 35 (16): lix-lxxxviii,[59-88], (17): cvi-cxxi,[106-121], (18): clxviii-clxxxvii,[168-187]


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