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Range DescriptionThe species is widespread in Africa except from dense rainforest. However, there are no records known from southern Africa and the Egyptian records should be ignored.
It is known from the entire central Africa (all countries), and the only record from Sao Tome/Principe needs confirmation.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi, where it is known to be common and widespread (Burundi assumed). Eastern African coastal records most likely pertain to O. stemmale.
In northeastern Africa, the species is recorded from Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. Occurrence in Chad, Uganda, Djibouti and Eritrea assumed.
In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the tropical north, but not in southern Namibia or southern Botswana.
In western Africa, the species is known from Gambia to Nigeria. Probably present in all West African nations, but many records must be confirmed after confusion with O. stemmale.