Ankola 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: 320

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Ankola Evans 1937


Ankola Evans 1937 

This is a monotypic genus restricted to tropical Africa. When he described it, Evans (1937) recognised that it is closely allied to Pardaleodes  . The early stages, particularly the pupa and its shelter support this view; there are also similarities in the caterpillars, although the head markings are rather different. MJWC’s food plant record of a ‘climbing grass’ in Larsen (1991) is the only published life history observation for the genus.