Subfamily: Lipteninae

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa

Tribe: Liptenini

 

 
 

Baliochila

 

 

Cnodontes

 

 

Cooksonia

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Cooksonia neavei

 
 

Deloneura

 

 

Durbania

 

 

Durbaniella

One species found in southern Africa: Durbaniella clarki (Clark's rocksitter)

 
 

Durbaniopsis

One species found in southern Africa: Durbaniopsis saga (Boland rocksitter)

 

Euthecta

One species found in southern Africa: Euthecta cooksoni

 
 

Mimacraea

Two species found in southern Africa: Mimacraea marshalli and Mimacraea neokoton

 
 

Teriomima

 

Tribe: Pentilini

 

 
 

Alaena

 

 

Ornipholidotos

One species: Ornipholidotos peucetia, native to the extreme northern KwaZulu-Natal

 

Pentila

 

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

 

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