The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Hesperia busiris Fabricius, 1793

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eusemia contigua F. Walker

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

West Africa?

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Zilli, Alberto and Grishin, Nick V. (2018). Unveiling one of the rarest ‘butterflies’ ever (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae, Noctuidae). Systematic Entomology 44(2): 384-395. [Abstract]

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rarest-butterfly-world-may-have-been-moth-all-along-180971825/

 

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