Family: Hepialidae (ghost moths)

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Leto venus (Silver spotted ghost). [Photo H. Robertson, Iziko ©]

 

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Vári et al. (2002).

Afrotheora

Four species native to southern Africa.

 

Antihepialus

Three species native to southern Africa.

 

Eudalaca

Thirty species native to southern Africa.

 

Gorgopis

Twenty-five species native to southern Africa.

 

Leto

Leto venus is the only species in this genus and is native to southern Africa.

 

Metahepialus

Three species native to southern Africa.

 

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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