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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2003, Metamorphosis Volume 14, Issue 3: 63 - 110
Publication Date : 2003-09-30
Author/s : Steve C. Collins, Torben B. Larsen and Haydon Warren-Gash

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Notes on Afrotropical butterflies with the description of eleven new species and four new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) - ABRI research paper no. 3

Abstract :

This paper is mainly devoted to describing eleven new species and four new subspecies from recent collecting under the aegis of the African Butterfly Research Institute, Nairobi (ABRI).  The taxa in question are: PIERIDAE – Mylothris aburi Larsen & Collins sp. nov. LYCAENIDAE – Pentila bennetti Collins & Larsen sp. nov.; Liptena ferrymani bissau Collins & Larsen ssp. nov.; Liptena seyboui Warren-Gash & Larsen sp. nov.; Iolaus alexanderi Warren-Gash sp. nov.; Iolaus christofferi Collins & Larsen sp. nov.; Iolaus likpe Collins & Larsen sp. nov.; Iolaus mane Collins & Larsen sp. nov.; Capys vorgasi Larsen & Collins sp. nov.; Lepidochrysops dunni Larsen & Collins sp. nov.  NYMPHALIDAE – Cymothoe hartigi vanessae Warren-Gash ssp. nov.; Euphaedra sarcoptera styx Larsen & Warren-Gash ssp. nov.  HESPERIIDAE- Celaenorrhinus milleri Collins & Larsen sp. nov.; Ceratrichia nothus yakoli Collins & Larsen ssp. nov.; Fresna jacquelinae Collins & Larsen, sp. nov.  In addition a number of changes in the taxonomic status of some taxa have been made:  LYCAENIDAE: Neurellipes lusones fulvimacula stat. rev.; HESPERIIDAE: Celaenorrhinus pooanus stat. rev.; C. bitjena syn. nov.; Ceratrichia flava benitoensis stat. rev.; Ceratrichia semlikensis stat. nov.; and Paracleros sangoanus stat. rev.  Finally, there is additional discussion on the genus Ornipholidotos, on some aspects of the subgenera of Iolaus, and on the females of the Malagasy members of the genus Apaturopsis.

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Keywords:

Afrtropical Region, Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, butterflies, new species, taxonomic changes.

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