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Common Missile

Meza meza

Description:

Meza meza, the Common Missile, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Habitat:

The habitat consists of disturbed and successional forests.

Notes:

Adults are attracted to flowers.

1 species ID suggestions

Common Missile
Meza meza Butterflies of Africa - Meza meza

2 Comments

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

Common Missile. Say that again ;) Missile indeed!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Please verify! The forewing markings seem to match. You've got to love the common name:-) I would hope at least the genus is correct. Here are the others in the genus, some also found in Nigeria (if wiki is to be trusted):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meza_(genus...)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 5 years ago

Beautiful!

Nigeria

Lat: 9.60, Long: 8.00

Spotted on Jun 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

Reference

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