The African skipper genus Caenides Holland and the description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae).

T. B. Larsen, S. C. Collins


The new species Caenides dacenova from Ebogo in Cameroun is described in relation to C. dacenilla Aurivillius - its closest relative - and C. otilia. It is so far only known from nine males and a single female collected on several different dates in the type locality and at Djoum close by, apparently being both rare and of restricted range. The general ecology and the distribution of the eight Caenides species currently accepted in the genus are discussed.


Hesperioidea; Hesperiidae; Hesperiinae; Afrotropical; Ebogo; Cameroun; Caenides; dacenova

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