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Undescribed species and genera of Metarbelidae moths (Lepidoptera, Cossoidea) from Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, central Kenya

By Ingo Lehmann, Michael Roberts, Julius Mwenda Mathiu and Thomas M. Butynski

Moths in the family Metarbelidae are nocturnal, small to medium in size, and are usually rare. The majority of species are endemic to areas <50,000 km2. Sites that have been light-trapped extensively for several years typically yield only 1–4 species of Metarbelidae moth.

Beisa Oryx of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

Carly Butynski, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

One of the most striking residents of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, the Beisa Oryx Oryx beisa beisa, is a timid but distinctive figure in the northern savannas and semi-arid bushlands of the property.

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of Laikipia County

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme & Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program

Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, one of biggest antelopes on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch (Laikipia County, central Kenya), are found throughout the Ranch but prefer the higher grasslands and vegetation along the streams and dams of central and south Lolldaiga.