Meza meza

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Meza meza
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Meza
Species: M. meza
Binomial name
Meza meza
(Hewitson, 1877)[1]
Synonyms
  • Hesperia meza Hewitson, 1877
  • Apaustus batea Plötz, 1879
  • Pamphila bubovi Karsch, 1893
  • Gastrochaeta varia Mabille; Holland, 1896
  • Baoris ogrugana Lathy, 1903

Meza meza, the common missile, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of disturbed and successional forests.

Adults are attracted to flowers.

The larvae feed on Paspalum conjugatum.

References[edit]

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