Coeliadinae

Collins, Steve C., 2017, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 12. New information and corrections, Zootaxa 4312 (3), pp. 471-496: 471-472

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4312.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2B704D83-8Fb5-41C6-B558-3A1Dbe9Ede66

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB357E4F-AB0F-FF87-FF1D-B6EBCDD5FE43

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scientific name

Coeliadinae
status

 

Coeliadinae 

The useful paper by Platt (1921) listing food plants of South African Lepidoptera  was overlooked in Cock (2010b). This is the original source of several of the Coeliadinae  food plants subsequently reported by other South African workers:

Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren)  : Acridocarpus natalitius 

Coeliades forestan (Stoll)  : Combretum apiculatum  , C. bracteosum  , Solanum auriculatum  , Millettia 

sutherlandi

Coeliades pisistratus (Fabricius)  : Acridocarpus pruriens 

Similarly, two small papers with biology information were missed. Sevastopulo (1964) reports that Coeliades sejuncta (Mabille and Vuillot)  and C. anchises (Gerstaecker)  are attracted to light by night (see also under Baorini  below), and Van Someren (1955) reports C. forestan  hilltopping, ‘basking in the sun or chasing any intruder out of its particular territory’.