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Semalea Holland, 1896
Semalea Holland, 1896; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 64, TS: Hesperia pulvina Plötz
Semalea (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 422]; [AfrL]

Semalea arela (Mabille, 1891)
W.Africa - Congo, Kenya - Mozambique, Malawi. See [About maps] Hypoleucis arela Mabille, 1891; Bull. Soc. Ent. Belg. 35 (16): lxix
Parnara arela ; Druce, 1909, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 412
Semalea arela ; [BK: 422, pl. 62, f. 827]; [AfrL]

Larva on Zingiber [BK]


Semalea atrio (Mabille, 1891)
Semalea atrio ; [AfrL]

Semalea kola Evans, 1937
Semalea kola ; [AfrL]

Semalea pulvina (Plötz, 1879)
W.Africa - to (S.Sudan, Kenya), Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique. See [About maps] Silky Skipper
Hesperia pulvina Plötz, 1879; Stettin Ent. Ztg 40 (7-9) : 353
Ceratrichia paucipunctata Bethune-Baker, 1908; Ann. Mag. nat. hist. (8) 2 (12) : 481, TL: Toro, Kisindi Road; Makala
= ; [NHM]
Semalea pulvina ; [BOW: pl. 130, f 37]; [BK: 422, pl. 62, f. 825]; [AfrL]

Larva on Kaempferia aethiopica [PBSA]


Semalea sextilis (Plötz, 1886)
Ghana, Cameroun, Zaire, Uganda, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Selalea sextilis ; [BK: 422]
Semalea sextilis ; [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:
Bethune-Baker, 1908
Descriptions of new Rhopalocera from the Upper Congo Ann. Mag. nat. hist. (8) 2 (12) : 469-482
Druce, 1909
On some New and Little-known Hesperiidae from Tropical West Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 406-413, pl. 67
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]
Plötz, 1879
Verzeichniss de vom verstobenen Prof. Dr. R. Bucholtz in West-Africa -- beim Meerbusen von Guinea -- gesammelten Hesperien Stettin Ent. Ztg 40 (7-9) : 353-364


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