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Hesperia busiris

 

Species Authority
Fabricius, 1793
Synonym/s
Eusemia contigua F. Walker
Common Name
Locality
West Africa?
Last Record
IUCN status
TSE Forum thread
https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/24389/hesperia-busiris
Hypodigm
Notes
References
Zilli, Alberto and Grishin, Nick V. (2018). Unveiling one of the rarest ‘butterflies’ ever (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae, Noctuidae). Systematic Entomology 44(2): 384-395. [[url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/syen.12330]Abstract[/url]]
 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rarest-butterfly-world-may-have-been-moth-all-along-180971825/