oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Province

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Male, upperside: reddish-orange with metallic-blue area from base and black forewing markings of the general arrangement of those of P. thysbe (L.). Forewing: basal blue extends to roughly one quarter of distance along costa and to about half distance along inner margin, and with extensive iridescent colouring over the orange ground colour in the lower main portion of the wing. A small black spot beyond middle of cell, almost touching vein 6, a large spot at cell-end, a fairly small spot near costa in area 9 and an irregular transverse series of five moderately-sized spots, with a sixth rather ill-defined spot in area lb.

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