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Up-dated Species List: Insects of the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

By Tom Butynski & Mike Robers, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

The ‘Insects of the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape’ has been up-dated and is available here.

Tree-hole antlion (Cymothales spectabilis).  Family Myrmeleontidae. Photograph by Mike Roberts

Tree-hole antlion (Cymothales spectabilis). Family Myrmeleontidae.

This list, compiled by Michael Roberts, Julius Mathiu, Wanyoike Wamiti, and Wanja Kinuthia, comprises 262 species. For most insect orders this is but a beginning. For Order Lepidoptera, however, the list is well advanced, comprising 65 species of moths and 118 species of butterflies.

Giant cone-headed mantid (Hemiempusa capensis).  Family Empusidae.

Giant cone-headed mantid (Hemiempusa capensis). Family Empusidae.

Death's head hawk moth (Acherontia atropos).  Family Sphingidae.

Death’s head hawk moth (Acherontia atropos). Family Sphingidae.

Larva of Leucopteryx ansorgei feeding on Acacia drepanolobium. Family Saturniidae.

Larva of Leucopteryx ansorgei feeding on Acacia drepanolobium. Family Saturniidae.

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