oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Protective mimicry in the pupa of Epitola urania (Lep. : Lycaenidae).
|Article Title||Protective mimicry in the pupa of Epitola urania (Lep. : Lycaenidae).|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Kapretwa, Kitale, Kenya.|
|Publication Date||Dec 1957|
|Keyword(s)||Pupa of Epitola urania|
In may 1956, while on a collecting safari to the Kibale Forest, Toro, Uganda, I noted a female of the beautiful species Epitola urania tanganikensis laying its eggs on the bark of a tree in which there was a carton nest of Crematogaster ants. I searched the bark and found what was obviously an Epitola larva, which I took back to camp and placed together with some strips of bark in a cage. The larva eventually pupated.
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