oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Corrections in the classification of two species of South African Saturniidae (Lepidoptera Heterocera)

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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 alcino� Cr. for angasana), corrected his mistake in Insecta Transvaaliensia (1911). Notwithstanding this, later workers continued treating angasana as a form of alcino� Cr. (of which caffraria Stoll. is a form) .

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