Saltia

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Saltia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Saltia

Saltia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family, endemic to the high mountains of East Africa. Two species have been described, both collected by George Salt in 1948:

Saltia acrophylax Tams 1952 (Kilimanjaro)

Saltia edwardsi Tams 1952 (Mount Elgon)

There is a third form on Mount Kenya, likely a third species, with one specimen in the National Museums of Kenya. This and the above-named collections by Salt appear to be the only collection of this genus..

References[edit]

Salt G. 1954. A contribution to the ecology of upper Kilimanjaro. Journal of Ecology 42:375-423.