Notes on life histories of Pyrrhochalcia iphis and Pardaleodes tibullus (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).

A. Sourakov, T. C. Emmel


The immature stages of two skippers, Pyrrhochalcia iphis (Drury) and Pardaleodes tibullus (Fabricius) from Ghana, West Africa, are illustrated. Their respective host plants, Psychotria calva (Rubiaceae) and Pennisetum sp. (Poaceae), are reported. The aposematism of the larval coloration in P. iphis is supported by the toxicity of its known host plant species.


Africa; Anacardiaceae; Ethiopian; Ghana; Gramineae; hostplant; larvae; Poaceae; Rubiaceae

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