Marsh sylph (Metisella meninx)

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Marsh sylph fact file

Marsh sylph description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyHesperiidae
GenusMetisella (1)

Information on the marsh sylph is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Marsh sylph status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) in the South African Red Data Book of butterflies (1).

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References

  1. Henning, G.A., Terblanche, R.F. & Ball, J.B. (eds) 2009. South African Red Data Book: butterflies. SANBI Biodiversity Series 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
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Marsh sylph, dorsal view  
Marsh sylph, dorsal view

© Christopher Willis

Christopher Willis
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
Private Bag X101, Pretoria 0001
South Africa
Tel: +27 (12) 843 5200
Fax: +27 (12) 843 5205
C.Willis@sanbi.org.za
http://www.sanbi.org.za

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