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30 November 2014 A New Species of Skipper in the Afrotropical Genus Procampta Holland (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae: Tagiadini)
Torben B. Larsen, John E. Rawlins
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This paper describes a new African skipper, Procampta admiratio (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae: Tagiadini), inhabiting much of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It cannot be distinguished by external features from Procampta rara Holland, 1892, from Gabon, the Central African Republic, and West Africa. For 122 years the genus Procampta Holland, 1892, was thought to be a monotypic genus. The genitalia of the two species are very different and it was possible to confirm that those of the P. rara holotype were West African. On present knowledge the two species are wholly allopatric, though a specimen from Bangui, Central African Republic, is only 220 km north of the nearest P. admiratio.

Torben B. Larsen and John E. Rawlins "A New Species of Skipper in the Afrotropical Genus Procampta Holland (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae: Tagiadini)," Annals of Carnegie Museum 82(4), 331-335, (30 November 2014). https://doi.org/10.2992/007.082.0402
Published: 30 November 2014
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Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo
Procampta admiratio
Procampta rara
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