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Lachnocnema Trimen, 1887
Woolly Legs
Lachnocnema Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 233, TS: Hesperia bibulus Fabricius
Lachnocnemenea ; Sharp, [1888], Zool. Rec. 24 (year 1887) (Ins): 224 (missp.)
Lachnocnema (Lachnocnemini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 427; [BK, 176]
Lachnocnema (Lachnocnemina) ; [AfrL]


[sp-1a.jpg] 826x722 (~160Kb) Ethiopia, Amhara, Bahir Dar, a grassy swamp at Tana Hotel. 4th August 2012, Photo © Oleg Kosterin [sp-1b.jpg] 1337x1124 (~264Kb) Ethiopia, Amhara, Bahir Dar, a grassy swamp at Tana Hotel. 4th August 2012, Photo © Oleg Kosterin [sp-2.jpg] 826x932 (~182Kb) Ethiopia, Oromia, Debre Zeyit, Lake Bishoftu bank. 10th August 2012, Photo © Oleg Kosterin

The exact identification of these species is still unknown, but tentatively assumed to belong into this group.



Lachnocnema bibulus (Fabricius, 1793)
Africa (south of Sahara). See [About maps] Woolly Legs
Hesperia bibulus Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 307
Lachnocnema bibulus ; [BAFR, 470]; [BK: 176, pl. 15, f. 168]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Larva preys on Psyllidae [PBSA]


Lachnocnema durbani Trimen, 1887
Cape, Natal - Mozambique - Kenya, Malawi, Uganda. See [About maps] D'Urban's Woolly Legs
Lachnocnema durbani Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 236
Lachnocnema durbani ; [BAFR, 470]; [BK: 176, pl. 15, f. 169]; [AfrL]

Larva preys on Coccidae, Membracidae [PBSA]


?Lachnocnema brimo Karsch, 1893
Guinea - Ethiopia, Malawi, S.Zaire, Zambia, Kenya. See [About maps] Western Woolly Legs
Lachnochema brimo ; [BAFR, 470]
Lachnocnema brimo ; [BK: 177, pl. 15, f. 170]

Lachnocnema exiguus Holland, 1890
W.Uganda, Zaire, Congo Republic, Gabon. See [About maps] Lachnocnema exiguus Holland, 1890; Psyche 5 : 427
Lachnocnema exiguum[sic, recte exiguus] ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 118, pl. 25, f. 8-9
Lachnocnema exiguus ; [BAFR, 470]; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema reutlingeri Holland, 1892
Gabon, Cameroun. See [About maps] Lachnocnema Reutlingeri Holland, 1892; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 10 (58) : 286, TL: Benita
Lachnocnema reutlingeri ; [BAFR, 470 (?)]; [BK, 177 (note)]; [AfrL]
Lachnocnema reutlingeri reutlingeri ; [AfrL]
L. r. perspicua Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema reutlingeri perspicua ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema divergens Gaede, 1915
Cameroun? - W.Kenya? Lachnocnema divergens ; [BK: 177, pl. 15, f. 171]; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema magna Aurivillius, 1895
W.Uganda, Zaire - Gabon, Cameroun, Nigeria, Ivory Coast. See [About maps] Lachnocnema magna Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 209, TL: Kitta
Lachnocnema magna ; [BAFR, 470]; [AfrL]

?Lachnocnema busoga Bethune-Baker, 1906²
E.Uganda (Busoga), S.Sudan?, Nigeria?. See [About maps] Lachnocnema busoga ; [BAFR, 471]

?Lachnocnema camerunica D'Abrera, 1980
S.Cameroun. See [About maps] Lachnocnema camerunica D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 471, TL: Bitje, Cameroons
Lachnocnema camerunica ; [BAFR, 471]

?Lachnocnema makakensis Birker-Smith, 1960²
Cameroun (Makak Station). See [About maps] Lachnocnema makakensis ; [BAFR, 471]

 

Lachnocnema abyssinica Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema abyssinica ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema albimacula Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema albimacula ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema angolanus Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema angolanus ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema bamptoni Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema bamptoni ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema brimoides Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema brimoides ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema brunea Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema brunea ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema congoensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema congoensis ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema disrupta Talbot, 1935
Lachnocnema disrupta ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema dohertyi Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema dohertyi ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema ducarmei Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema ducarmei ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema emperamus (Snellen, 1872)
Lachnocnema emperamus ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema inexpectata Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema inexpectata ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema intermedia Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema intermedia ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema jacksoni Stempffer, 1967
Lachnocnema jacksoni ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema jolyana Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema jolyana ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema katangae Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema katangae ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema kiellandi Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema kiellandi ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema laches (Fabricius, 1793)
Lachnocnema laches ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema luna Druce, 1910
Cameroun. See [About maps] Lachnocnema luna Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 368, pl. 34, f. 5, TL: Bitje, Ja river, Cameroons
Lachnocnema luna ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema nigrocellularis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema nigrocellularis ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema obscura Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema obscura ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema overlaeti Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema overlaeti ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema pseudobibulus Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema pseudobibulus ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema regularis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema regularis ; [AfrL]
Lachnocnema regularis regularis ; [AfrL]
L. r. grisea Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema regularis grisea ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema riftensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema riftensis ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema sosia Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema sosia ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema tanzaniensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema tanzaniensis ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema triangularis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema triangularis ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema unicolor Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema unicolor ; [AfrL]

Lachnocnema vuattouxi Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema vuattouxi ; [AfrL]


Unknown or unplaced taxa

Lachnonema niveus Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 368, pl. 34, f. 4, TL: Bitje, Ja river, Cameroons
Lachnonema niveus ; [NHM]

Arrugia umbra Grose-Smith, 1901; in Grose-Smith & Kirby, Rhop. Exot. [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 128, pl. 27, f. 5-6, TL: Cameroons


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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
[BAFR]
D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[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
[Oleg Kosterin]
Institue of Cytology & Genetics; Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences; Novosibirsk; e-mail: Oleg Kosterin; http://pisum.bionet.nsc.ru/kosterin/
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978
[²]
This may require parentheses or not. I don't have the necessary information for this taxon.


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1895
Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Insektenfaun von Kamerun. 2. Tagfalter Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 195-220, : 255-268
Druce, 1910
Descriptions of new Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae from Tropical West Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 356-378, pl. 33-35
Eliot, 1973
The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative Arrangement Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 373-505, 162fgs, pl. 1-6
Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894; Grose-Smith in Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1901
Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies Rhop. Exot. [1] 1: (Ornithoptera) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 2: (Ornithoptera) 3-4, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) [5-6] 1-2, pl. 3 (1900), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) 7-8, pl. 4 (1901), [1] 1: (Papilio) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 1: (Papilio) 3-5,7-14, pl. 2-6 (1888), [1] 1: (Papilio) 15-20, pl. 7-9 (1890), [1] 1: (Papilio) 21-25, pl. 10-11 (1891), [1] 2: (Papilio) 27-31, pl. 12-13 (1893), [1] 2: (Papilio) 33-35, pl. 14 (1894), [1] 2: (Papilio) 37-38, pl. 15 (1895), [1] 2: (Papilio) 39-40, pl. 16 (1897), [1] 3: (Papilio) 41-46, pl. 17-19 (1899), [1] 3: (Papilio) 47-48, pl. 20 (1900), [1] 3: (Papilio) 49-50, pl. 21 (1901), [1] 3: (Papilio) 51-55, pl. 22-23 (1902), [1] 1: (Delias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 2: (Delias) 5-7, 9-11, pl. 2-3 (1893), [1] 2: (Delias) 12-18, pl. 4-5 (1895), [1] 2: (Delias) 20-22, pl. 6 (1896), [1] 3: (Delias) 24-26, pl. 7 (1897), [1] 3: (Delias) 28-35, pl. 8-9 (1901), [1] 3: (Delias) 36-38, pl. 10 (1902), [1] 1: (Pieridae) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Pinacopteryx) 1-4, pl. 1 (1893), [1] 1: (Callosune) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 3: (Huphina) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [1] 3: (Huphina) [8],9-10, pl. 3 (1899), [1] 1: (Elodina) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [1] 1: (Belenois) 1-4, pl. 1 (1892), [1] 2: (Belenois) 5-8, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Mylothris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1900), [1] 1: (Ixias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Appias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1894), [1] 1: (Pierinae) 5-7, pl. 2 (1889), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 5-9, 11-15, pl. 2-3 (1897), [2] 1: (Asthipa) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 2: (Asthipa) 5-6, pl. 2 (1896), [2] 2: (Ravadeba) 7, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 5-12, pl. 2-3 (1896), [2] 3: (Mycalesis) 13-18, pl. 4-5 (1902), [2] 3: (Libythea) 1-2, pl. 1 (1902), : (Ragadia-Argyronympha-Hypocysta) : 1-6, pl. [1] (1895), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 1-5, pl. 1 (1893), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 7-9, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 10-14, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 3: (Pedaliodes) 15-20, pl. 4-5, (Oxeoschistus) 1 (1900), [2] 3: (Pronophila) 1-2, pl. 1, (Oxeoschistus) 2-3, pl. 1 (1900), [2] 2: (Elymnias) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 3: (Elymnias) 5-6, pl. 2, (Bruasa) 6-7, pl. 1 (1897), [2] 1: (Morpho) 1-2, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Morphotenaris-Hyantis) 1-3, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1894), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 9-11, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 13-15, pl. 4 (1896), [2] 3: (Tenaris) 17-18, pl. 5 (1898), [2] 1: (Heliconius) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Acraea) 1-6, pl. 1-2 (1889), [2] 1: (Acraea) 7-10, pl. 3 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 11-14, pl. 4 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 15-18, pl. 5 (1894), [2] 3: (Acraea) 19-29, pl. 6-8, (Planema) 29-30, pl. [1] (1901), [2] 1: (Cethosia) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 3: (Cirrhochroa) 1, pl. [1], (Cupha) 2-4, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Terinos) 1-2, pl. 1 (1894), [2] 1: (Thaleropis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 2: (Doleschallia) 1-3,5-7, pl. 1-2 (1893), [2] 2: (Kallima) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Hypolimnas) 1-2, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 3-4, pl. 2 (1897), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 5-6, pl. 3 (1898), [2] 1: (Euxanthe) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 1: (Hestina) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 1: (Cymothoe) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Limenitis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1899), [2] 2: (Neptis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 3: (Neptis) 5-11, pl. 2-3 (1899), [2] 3: (Neptis) 13-17, pl. 4-5 (1900), [2] 1: (Euthalia-Tanaecia) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euthalia) 5-10, pl. 2-3 (1891), [2] 2: (Euthalia) 11-14, pl. 4 (1894), [2] 3: (Euthalia) 15, pl. 5, (Dichorragia) 16, pl. 1 (1898), [2] 1: (Apatura) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Euphaedra) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euryphene) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 1-2,[3-4] pl. 1-2 (1887), [2] 1: (Charaxes) [5], pl. 3 (1888), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 7-9, pl. 4 (1890), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 11-13, pl. 5 (1891), [2] 1: (Mynes) 1-2, pl. 1 (1888), [2] 2: (Mynes) 3-6, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Prothoe) 1-2, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 3: (Erycinidae) 1-10, pl. 1-2 (1902), [3] 2: (Dicallaneura-etc) 1-6, pl. 1 (1897), [3] 3: (Dicallaneura-etc) 7-11, pl. 2 (1901), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 1-4,[5-9] 1-5, pl. 1-2 (1887), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 11-17, 19-22, pl. 3-5 (1888), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 23-25, 27-29, 31-33, pl. 6-8 (1889), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 35-48, pl. 9-11 (1890), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 49-51,53-64, pl. 12-15 (1891), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 65-68, pl. 16 (1892), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) [69-72] 57-60, pl. 17 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) [73-77] 61-65,79-84, pl. 18-19 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 85-107, pl. 20-23 (1893), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 109-120, pl. 24-25 (1894), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 121-125, pl. 26 (1900), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 127-131, 133-141, pl. 27-29 (1901), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 143-146, pl. 30 (1902), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 1-6, pl. 1 (1894), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 7-13, 15-22, pl. 2-3 (1895), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 23-25, 27-31, pl. 1-2 (1895), [3] 2: (Waigeum) 34-38, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 39-46, pl. 3-4 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 5-8, pl. 2 (1897), [3] 2: (Pseudonotis) 1-3, pl. [1], (Epimastidia) 4-5, pl. [1], (Lampides) 5-8, pl. [1] (1897), [3] 2: (Lampides) 9-10, pl. 2, (Thysonotis) 47, pl. 5 (1897), [3] 3: (Holochila) 9-11, pl. 3 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 9-12, pl. 3, (Ilerda) 13, pl. [1], (Horaga) 14-15, pl. [1] (1902), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 47x,48-50, pl. 6 (1898), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 23-26, pl. 4 (1898), [3] 3: (Holochila) 13-15, pl. 4 (1899), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 27-29, pl. 5, (Waigeum) [30], pl. 2 (1899), [3] 3: (Holochila) 17-19, pl. 5 (1899), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 51-54, pl. 7 (1899), [3] 3: (Jamides) 11-14, pl. 1 (1900), [3] 3: (Hypolycaena-etc) 1-4, pl. [1] (1900), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 31-33, pl. 6, (Thysonotis) 55-56, pl. 8 (1900), [3]: (Additions-Corrections) 1-2,[3],vii-x
Holland, 1890
Descriptions of New West African Lycaenidae. (1) Psyche 5 : 423-431
Holland, 1892
Descriptions of some new Species of African Lepidoptera Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 10 (58) : 284-294
Trimen, 1887
South-African Butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2 South-African Butts 2 : 1-242, pl. 7-9


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