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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
Metamorphosis Volume 31 (2020), Part 1 Articles: 129 - 131
Publication Date : 2020-12-01
Author/s : Michel Libert

Title :

Taxonomic notes on some Liptenini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Poritiinae)

Abstract :

The status of five species of Liptenini is revised: Liptena decempunctata Schultze, 1923 is transferred to the genus Tetrarhanis Karsch, 1893 (comb. nov.), and Tetrarhanis souanke (Stempffer, 1962) is synonymised with T. decempunctata (Schultze, 1923) (syn. nov.); Liptena mwagensis Dufrane, 1953 is transferred to the genus Micropentila Aurivillius, 1895 (comb. nov.); Liptena sauberi Schultze, 1912 is synonymised with L. modesta (Kirby, 1890) (syn. nov.), and Liptena yukadumae Schultze, 1917 is synonymised with L. tricolora (Bethune-Baker, 1915) (syn. nov.); the synonymy of Pentila occidentalis Bethune-Baker, 1926 with Kakumia ferruginea (Schultze, 1923) is confirmed.

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Keywords:

Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Poritiinae, Liptenini, taxonomy, synonymy, Africa, Afrotropical region

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