Melisa diptera (Walker, 1854)

Przybyłowicz, Łukasz & Bąkowski, Marek, 2011, Anapisa monotonia Kiriakoff, 1963 – a junior synonym of Anapisa holobrunnea (Talbot, 1932), with new records of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) from Ghana, Zootaxa 3031, pp. 54-60: 59

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.206669

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scientific name

Melisa diptera (Walker, 1854)
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Melisa diptera (Walker, 1854) 

Euchromia diptera Walker, 1854  . List Spec. Lepid. Insects Coll. British Museum 1: 265.

Material examined. 3 Ajenjua Bepo Forest Reserve; 24–30.VIII. 2006. (AMU).

Distribution. New for Ghana. Species widely distributed in western Equatorial Africa. Known from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

Remarks. The genus Melisa  consists of three rather uniform species, although they are easily separated by the colouration of the legs and position of the veins in the forewing. Their biology is unknown but the collecting localities suggest that they are related to the tropical rainforest zone.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Melisa