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Pardaleodes incerta (Snellen)
Pamphila incerta Snellen, 1872: 29 (Mouth of the Congo River). = Hesperia murcia Plotz, 1883: 229 (no locality cited). = Pardaleodes oedipus diluta Robbe, 1892: 134 (Congo).
Evans (1937: 105) recognizes two subspecies, incerta and murcia, and lists the specimens of each in the British Museum collection. These "subspecies" have broadly overlapping ranges, specimens of each being recorded from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and South Sudan. The Liberian specimens are all assignable to murcia. It appears that Evans' "subspecies" are just the expression of an ill-defined cline with the "murcia" tendency showing its greatest deFigures 51-56, 8 genitalia. Fig. 51, Teniorhinus watsoni, Ganta, Liberia. Fig. 52, T. ignita, St. Paul R. crossing at Zorzor Rd., Liberia. Fig. 53, Ceratrichia phocion, Ganta, Liberia. Fig. 54, C. crowleyi, Harbel, Liberia. Fig. 55, C. n. nothus, Ganta, Liberia. Fig. 56, C. semilutea, Harbel, Liberia. velopment in the northern and western part of the range and the "incerta" tendency in the eastern and southern part. The designation of subspecies in incerta seems unnecessary and ill-advised; all specimens are better referred to incerta with no further subdivision.
P. incerta is reported from Guinea and Sierra Leone to Angola, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanganyika.
Liberia: Liberia, 15,1? (Evans, 1937: 1 05 ) ; Kaouyeke, 1 S, III;Diyala, 1 S (both Picard, 1950: 626).
This species is represented in the collection of Carnegie Museum by a large series from Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, Congo and Uganda.
- bibliographic citation
- Fox, R.M., Lindsey, A.W., Clench, H.K., Miller, L.D. 1965. The Butterflies of Liberia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society vol. 19. Philadelphia, USA
Pardaleodes incerta: Brief Summary
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Pardaleodes incerta, the savanna pathfinder skipper, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The habitat consists of the transition zone between forests and savanna and riverine forests.
Adults of both sexes are attracted to flowers.
The larvae feed on Imperata cylindrica.
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