oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Descriptions of two new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Poecilmitis psyche spec. nov., pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 5 and 6. male-Holotype: Forewing, upperside: whitish basal blue covers the whole forewing except the apex, where it reaches the proximal edge of three confluent post-discal black spots in areas 4,5 and 6. Between these spots and a broad black hindmarginal border, there is a narrow orange band, broken by dark veins. The orange extends to area 3, where the black spot is partially obscured by the basal blue. The hind marginal border tapers to a point between the end of vein 2 and the anal angle.

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