Two new species of African Hesperiidae: Borbo (Hepseriinae, Baorini) and Platylesches (Hepseriinae, incertae sedis).

T. B. Larsen


Borbo cottrelli is described as a new species from Zambia. It is close to the sympatric and widespread B. holtzi, but differs in both external features and genitalia and the two species are sympatric. Platylesches morigambia is described as a new wholly West African species; Evans (1937) listed it under the name P. batangae, but the latter is a very different, rare skipper from Cameroun and Congo.


Borbo cottrelli sp. nov.; Platylesches morigambia sp. nov.; Platylesches batangae

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