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Meza leucophaea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Meza
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Meza leucophaea, the margined missile, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon. The habitat consists of forests.

Adults have been recorded feeding from the blossoms of a low-growing species of Pterocarpus.

Subspecies

  • Meza leucophaea leucophaea (eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon)
  • Meza leucophaea bassa Lindsey & Miller, 1965 (Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, western Nigeria)
  • References

    Meza leucophaea Wikipedia


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