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Platylesches Holland, 1896
Hoppers
Platylesches Holland, 1896; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 72, TS: Parnara(?) picanini Holland
Platylesches (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 430]; [AfrL]

Platylesches affinissima Strand, 1920
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Platylesches affinissima Strand, 1920; Arch. Naturgesch. 86, A, (7): 164
Platylesches affinissima ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 14 (text)]; [AfrL]

Platylesches ayresii (Trimen, 1889)
Transvaal, Natal, Moçambique, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Pamphila ayresii Trimen, 1889; S.A. Butt. 3: 321
Platylesches ayresii ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 13]; [AfrL]

Platylesches batangae (Holland, 1894)
Parnara batangae Holland, 1894; Ent. News 5 (3) : 92, TL: Batanga, German West Africa
Platylesches batangae ; [AfrL]

Platylesches chamaeleon (Mabille, 1891)
W.Africa. See [About maps] Platylesches chamaeleon ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 14]; [AfrL]
P. c. chamaeleon Mabille, 1891
Platylesches chamaeleon chamaeleon ; [AfrL]
P. c. tero Evans, 1937
Platylesches chamaeleon tero ; [AfrL]

Platylesches dolomitica Henning & Henning, 1997
Platylesches dolomitica ; [AfrL]

Platylesches fosta Evans, 1937
Platylesches fosta ; [AfrL]

Platylesches galesa (Hewitson, 1877)
Transvaal, Moçambique, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Pamphila galesa Hewitson, 1877; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 19 (109) : 79
Halpe nigerrima Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 672, TL: Zomba
= ; [NHM]
Platylesches galesa ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 15]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta erecta [PBSA]


Platylesches iva Evans, 1937
Platylesches iva ; [AfrL]

Platylesches lamba Neave, 1910
Platylesches lamba ; [AfrL]

Platylesches langa Evans, 1937
Platylesches langa ; [AfrL]

Platylesches larseni Kielland, 1992
Platylesches larseni ; [AfrL]

Platylesches moritili (Wallengren, 1857)
South Africa, Africa. See [About maps] Common Hopper
Hesperia moritili Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 49
Platylesches moritili ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 16]; [BK: 430, pl. 63, f. 851]; [AfrL]

Larva on Parinari [BK, 499]


Platylesches neba (Hewitson, 1877)
Zululand, Transvaal, Rhodesia, South West Africa. See [About maps] Hesperia neba Hewitson, 1877; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 19 (109) : 84
Platylesches neba ; [AfrL]

Platylesches panga Evans, 1937
Platylesches panga ; [AfrL]

Platylesches picanini (Holland, 1894)
Rhodesia, Moçambique, Transvaal, Liberia, Congo. See [About maps] Parnara(?) picanini Holland, 1894; Ent. News 5 (3) : 91
Platylesches picanini ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 17]; [AfrL]

Platylesches rasta Evans, 1937
Platylesches rasta ; [AfrL]
Platylesches rasta rasta ; [AfrL]
P. r. anka Evans, 1937
Platylesches rasta anka ; [AfrL]

Platylesches robustus Neave, 1910
Zululand, Swaziland, Transvaal, Moçambique, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Platylesches robustus Neave, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 83
Platylesches robustus ; [BOW: pl. 130, f. 18]; [AfrL]
Platylesches robustus robustus ; [AfrL]
P. r. villa Evans, 1937
Platylesches robustus villa ; [AfrL]
P. r. fofi Larsen & Mei, 1998
Platylesches robustus fofi ; [AfrL]

Platylesches rossii Belcastro, 1986
Platylesches rossii ; [AfrL]

Platylesches shona Evans, 1937
South West Africa - Rhodesia - Moçambique. See [About maps] Platylesches shona Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 169
Platylesches shona ; [AfrL]

Platylesches tina Evans, 1937
Transvaal, Rhodesia, Malawi, Tanzania - S.Kenya. See [About maps] Small Hopper
Platylesches tina Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 170, TL: Malawi
Platylesches tina ; [BK: 431, pl. 63, f. 852]; [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
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[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:
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)
Evans, 1937
A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae. British Museum Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 1-212, pl. 1-30
Hewitson, 1877
Descriptions of twenty-five new Species of Hesperidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 19 (109) : 76-85
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
Neave, 1910
Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 2-86, pl. 1-3
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


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