Katreus

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Katreus
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Katreus johnstonii figure 18
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Tribe: Celaenorrhini
Genus: Katreus
Watson, 1893
Species: K. johnstonii
Binomial name
Katreus johnstonii
(Butler, 1888)[1]
Synonyms

Genus:

  • Choristoneura Mabille, 1890 (preocc.)
  • Daratus Lindsey, 1925

Species:

  • Astictopterus johnstonii Butler, 1888
  • Choristoneura apicalis Mabille, 1890
  • Loxolexis percnoptera Karsch, 1895

Katreus is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae. It consists of only one species, Katreus johnstonii, the giant scarce sprite, which is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of primary, undisturbed forests.

Taxonomy[edit]

Some members of Katreus are now placed in the reinstated genus Loxolexis.

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