oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The life-history of Precis octavia (Cram.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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