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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2018, Metamorphosis Volume 29 Articles: 118 - 125
Publication Date : 2018-12-14
Author/s : Michel Libert & Steve C. Collins

Title :

Three new species of Liptena Westwood, [1851] (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Poritiinae)

Abstract :

Three new species of Liptena are described, L. biokoensis sp. nov. from the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea), L. bakassi sp. nov. from western Cameroon and L. demerodei sp. nov. from north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo; subspecies oniens Talbot is synonymised with the nominate L. flavicans (Grose-Smith & Kirby) (syn. nov.), and subspecies aequatorialis Stempffer of L. flavicans is synonymised with subspecies praeusta Schultze (syn. nov.); finally, L. priscilla Larsen is shown to be a subspecies of L. boei Libert (stat. rev.).

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Keywords:

Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, African butterflies, Poritiinae, Liptenini, new taxa

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