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Search Results Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2017, Metamorphosis Volume 28: 22 - 25
Publication Date : 2017-08-14
Author/s : Ian C. Sharp
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Further observations on Lepidoptera larval host plants in the Lowveld, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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Search Results African Butterfly News
2017, July/ Aug: 1 - 34
Publication Date : 2017-07-18
Author/s : Jeremy Dobson
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African Butterfly News celebrates its first year of existence; the first edition, 2016-5, was circulated in September last year.

The photographic competition commenced in August 2016, so the annual award will be made in the next, Spring Edition – for purposes of the photographic competition, the season starts in August and ends in July.

A reminder that the newsletter is circulated every two months: Late Summer (January and February) – circulated in January; Autumn (March and April) – circulated in March; Early Winter (May and June) – circulated in May; Late Winter (July and August) – circulated in July; Spring (September and October) – circulated in September; Early Summer (November and December) – circulated in November.

Search Results Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2017, Metamorphosis Volume 28: 16 - 21
Publication Date : 2017-05-29
Author/s : Tomasz W. Pyrcz
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Mauritius butterflies revisited: short faunal survey reveals a new record for the Mascarene fauna – Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer)

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Results of a short survey on the island of Mauritius are presented. A total of 30 species are listed and commented upon, with special reference to the recently published similar study by Lawrence (2016). Hypolimnas anthedon drucei (Butler), considered previously as migratory on Mauritius, is reported as forming a well-established population in the SW of the island. Cyclyrius mandersi (Druce), considered as possibly extinct, is found on the eastern coast. Furthermore, a new record for the island is reported, Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer). Adults and male genitalia are illustrated and compared to L. pirithous (Linnaeus) showing that the two species are rather easily identified by their external morphology.

Search Results Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2017, Metamorphosis Volume 28: 11 - 15
Publication Date : 2017-05-21
Author/s : Rienk de Jong
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A new species of Zophopetes Mabille, 1904 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Cameroon.

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A new species of the African genus Zophopetes Mabille, 1904 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae), Zophopetes barteni, is described from the forest around Ebogo, Cameroon. Differentiating characters of the Zophopetes species are presented in a diagnostic key. Remarks are made on the relationship of Zophopetes to other genera of the Ploetzia group, as well as to other genera groups.

Search Results African Butterfly News
2017, May/Jun: 1 - 30
Publication Date : 2017-05-08
Author/s : Jeremy C H Dobson
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Welcome to the Early Winter edition of African Butterfly News!

You will notice our revamped logo at the top-right of the page, created by Hans Bloemmen, a Belgian artist and a friend of Jan Praet. While we are never going to achieve full consensus on this, I believe the new logo is a considerable improvement on its predecessor. As the logo only includes the abbreviation “LepSoc Africa” it should be accompanied at all times with our full title “The Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa”. There have been several discussions recently regarding a common, English name for Lepidoptera. We have used “Buttermoth” as an interim measure, but this name has attracted a mixed response.LepSoc Africa council have decided to adopt the British approach, referring to all Lepidoptera as Butterflies: the term “moth” will simply disappear. Traditionally a “butterfly” enthusiast might have been exclusively interested in the Papilionidae family; a “moth” devotee might have specialised in Geometridae for example. We are now all merely students of “Butterflies”, in all their diversity! Please try and assist the Society with this approach: we want to try and make the butterfly / moth division a thing of the past. The new website is up and running and has a fully functional mailing system ( Many thanks to Dave and Hanna Edge, who have spent a lot of time setting this up and rationalizing the membership-list and subscriptions payment system.

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