Melphina malthina

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Melphina malthina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Melphina
Species: M. malthina
Binomial name
Melphina malthina
(Hewitson, 1876)[1]
  • Hesperia malthina Hewitson, 1876
  • Pamphila euryspila Mabille, 1891
  • Melphina melphis f. eala Evans, 1956

Melphina malthina, the white-patch forest swift, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of primary rainforests.


  1. ^ Melphina at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Hesperiinae