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Search Results Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
Metamorphosis Volume 33 (2022), Articles: 92 - 106
Publication Date : 2022-12-10
Author/s : Abubakar S. Ringim, Haruna M. Abubakar, Eyos K. Acha, Atabo L. Okpanachi & Fanie Rautenbach
Title :

Atlas of the butterflies and moths of Nigeria, LepiMap report, 2010–2021.


Abstract :

Interest in citizen science, notably biodiversity mapping, has soared recently in Africa, owing to several converging factors. First, is the growing recognition that biodiversity is threatened, and second, there is a need for collective effort among the public to improve the state of biodiversity, driven by human activities. Amongst the important biodiversity components is Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) which underpin crucial roles in the ecosystem. Although Lepidoptera has been a major field of study for the past decades, its ecology and distribution have only recently gained important attention among the public, particularly in West Africa. This paper reports on the number of butterflies and moths recorded for Nigeria on the LepiMap database. The database contains 1578 records from January 2010 up to August 2021, from 98 quarter-degree grid cells of the 1306 grid cells in Nigeria (7.5% of grid cells). There are 1219 recorded identified to species level (77%), with 359 awaiting identifications, mostly moths. The number of Lepidopterans recorded was 219 species belonging to 16 families. The most frequently recorded species were Catopsilia florella (28 grid cells, 64 records), Telchinia serena (27 grid cells, 61 records), and Danaus chrysippus alcippus (23 grid cells, 49 records). One of the most important successes of LepiMap during the last three years in Nigeria was the increase in the number of observers and coverage by 600%, which is crucial to gathering lepidopteran mapping data for conservation action. It is recommended that data collection be geared toward areas having no or low coverage, yet refreshing old records are also important for understanding changes in species composition across grid cells.


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Search Results Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
Metamorphosis Volume 33 (2022), Articles: 85 - 91
Publication Date : 2022-12-10
Author/s : Koen V. N. Maes
Title :

Studies on African Crambidae II – On the identity of Asopia onychinalis Guenée, 1954, its synonyms, generic placement and related species (Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Spilomelinae)


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The identity of Asopia onychinalis Guenée, 1854 and its synonyms were studied based on type material and additional specimens from various locations. Lepyrodes astomalis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875 is considered as a valid species and Nausinoe gueyraudi Guillermet, 2004 from Réunion is considered a junior subjective synonym of astomalis. The genus Chabulina Shaffer & Munroe, 2007 is discussed and is considered to consist of the following species: C. albinalis (Hampson, 1912) (Bocchoris) comb. nov.; C. amphipeda (Meyrick, 1939) (Margaronia) comb. nov.; with its synonym Glyphodes cadeti Guillermet, 1996 syn. nov.; C. astomalis (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875) (Lepyrodes) comb. nov., with its synonym Nausinoe gueyraudi Guillermet, 2004 syn. nov.; C. bleusei (Oberthür, 1887) (Synclera) comb. nov.; C. cineralis (de Joannis, 1932) (Margaronia) comb. nov.; C. labarinthalis (Hampson, 1912) (Bocchoris) comb. nov., with Bocchoris labyrinthialis Klima, 1939 as a misspelling; C. nuclealis (de Joannis, 1927) (Bocchoris) comb. nov.; C. onychinalis (Guenée, 1854) (Asopia) comb. nov., with its synonym Zebronia braurealis Walker, 1859; C. putrisalis (Viette, 1958) (Diastictis) comb. nov., and C. tenera (Butler, 1883) (Hydrocampa) comb. nov.


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Search Results Afrotropical Butterflies
Family Pieridae Swainson, 1820, Subfamily Pierinae Swainson, 1820, Tribe Pierini Swainson, 1820, Subtribe Aporiina
Publication Date : 2022-10-12
Author/s : Mark C. Williams
Title :

Genus Mylothris


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Family Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809, Subfamily Pyrginae Burmeister, 1878, Tribe Carcharodini Verity, 1940, Subtribe Carcharodina Verity, 1940
Publication Date : 2022-10-06
Author/s : Mark C. Williams
Title :

Genus Gomalia


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Search Results Afrotropical Butterflies
Family Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809, Subfamily Pyrginae Burmeister, 1878, Tribe Carcharodini Verity, 1940, Subtribe Carcharodina Verity, 1940: 1 - 27
Publication Date : 2022-10-06
Author/s : Mark C. Williams
Title :

Genus Ernsta


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