Lepella Evans, 1937,

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Congdon, T. Colin E., 2014, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 7. Hesperiinae incertae sedis: grass and bamboo feeders, Zootaxa 3872 (4), pp. 301-354: 303

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3872.4.1

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Lepella Evans, 1937
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Lepella Evans, 1937 

This is a distinctive monobasic genus, the only species, L. lepeletier (Latreille)  being found from Nigeria east to western Kenya and south to Angola ( Ackery et al. 1995), being found on the fringes of the main forest belt rather than in it ( Larsen 2005). It has been reported to feed on ‘grasses’ ( Van Someren 1974) and ‘grasses generally’ ( Sevastopulo 1975), although Sevastopulo (unpublished) does not seem to have reared it himself. Subsequent authors repeat this information, but we have not traced any more details.