oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The life-history of Precis octavia (Cram.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
|Article Title||The life-history of Precis octavia (Cram.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *Museum and Snake Park, Port Elizabeth & **Cape Town.|
|Publication Date||Dec 1957|
|Pages||257 - 259|
|Keyword(s)||Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae and Precis octavia (Cram.)|
A study of the life-history of Precis octavia (Cram.) is a most interesting subject on account of the two very distinct forms of the imago, the red form (natalensis Stgr.) appearing predominantly in the warmer months and the blue form (sesamus Trim.) predominantly in the colder or winter months. There is a distinct range of intermediate forms but these are much in the minority.
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