Kedestes macomo

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Kedestes macomo
Kedestes macomo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Erionotini
Genus: Kedestes
Species: K. macomo
Binomial name
Kedestes macomo
(Trimen, 1862)[1]
Synonyms
  • Cyclopides macomo Trimen, 1862

Kedestes macomo, the Macomo ranger, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found from Nigeria to Transvaal, East Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It is also found in Somalia.

The wingspan is 28–32 mm for males and 33-35 mm for females. There are several generations per year, but it is scarce in winter, peaks occur in late summer and autumn.[2]

The larvae feed on Imperata cylindrica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kedestes at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.