Gomalia elma

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Description:
Gomalia Moore, 1879 is a monotypic genus of hesperiid butterfly.Gomalia elma, commonly known as the Marbled Skipper, Green-Marbled Sandman or African Mallow Skipper, is found in Africa and parts of Asia.

Description

The wingspan is 26–31 mm for males and 29–36 mm for females.

Distribution

In Africa, Gomalia elma is found in the Cape region, Orange Free State, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and other parts of Africa. In Asia, the butterfly ranges from Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Baluchistan and India.

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Subspecies

  • Gomalia elma elma (Africa)
  • Gomalia elma albofasciata <small>Moore, 1879</small> (India, Ceylon)


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See also



References

Print

  • (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd Ed, (i to x, pp454, Plates I to XXXII), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.


Online

  • Website on Lepidoptera
  • , , & (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic......
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