oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Description and life history of Eustrotia vittata spec. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Northern Nigeria

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



During a study of the ecology of the fauna in water filled rock pools in a granite outcrop in the Northern Guinea Savannah vegetation in Northern Nigeria (Keay, 1953), lepidopterous larvae were observed feeding on an aquatic plant growing in these pools. It was subsequently discovered that they represent a new species of Noctuidae, and a descriptionption of the species and an outline of its life history is presented here.

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