oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Corrections in the classification of two species of South African Saturniidae (Lepidoptera Heterocera)
|Article Title||Corrections in the classification of two species of South African Saturniidae (Lepidoptera Heterocera)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Transvaal Museum, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||04 - 06|
|Keyword(s)||Classification, Lepidoptera Heterocera and South African Saturniidae|
This species, very well descriptionbed by Westwood and illustrated by Angas, has evidently been misidentified by Rothschild, who referred it to caffraria Stoll. Distant, who at first (1897) agreed with Rothschild, due also to a misidentification (he took alcinoï¿½ Cr. for angasana), corrected his mistake in Insecta Transvaaliensia (1911). Notwithstanding this, later workers continued treating angasana as a form of alcinoï¿½ Cr. (of which caffraria Stoll. is a form) .
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