oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The occurrence of Syntarucus jeanneli Stempffer (Lep.: Lycaenidae) in Natal and the Cape Province

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The occurrence of Syntarucus jeanneli in South Africa had not been established until fairly recently, when the Rev. D. P. Murray identified it amongst Durban specimens of Syntarucus (taken by Mr. Gowan, C. Clark) while investigating the male genitalia of these examples. As a result of this information further specimens were readily obtained by the writer near Durban, in the first instance, on 4th January, 1955. near Newlands, where it was found to frequent bushes of Plumbago capensis Thunb.

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