oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The early stages of Phasis thero Linn. (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The early stages of none of the thirty odd species of the genus Phasis (Lycaenidae) occuring in South Africa were known until quite recently. The food-plants being altogether unrecorded, it was difficult to trace any individual species. The majority occur at the Cape; a few others are scattered over the arid regions of the Karroo, and South West Africa and one or two occur in the Transvaal.

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