oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Descriptions of a new Neptis, new Lycaenidae, and records of rare species and additions to the list of Southern African Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera)

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The results of collecting butterflies on my 10,000 miles caravan safari in 1957, which embraced Mo�ambique, Southern Rhodesia and the South Western Cape, and of other rambles through Southern Africa have revealed considerable new information about our butterfly fauna. This paper includes the descriptionptions of ten new species of Lycaenidae, a new species of Neptis (Nymphalidae), new records of rare species, the addition of four species, previously only known from Central Africa, to the list of Southern African Lepidoptera, and a key to the difficult genus Neptis F for species which occur in Southern Africa.

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