oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on early stages and distribution of some rare South African butterflies

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Pseudonympha trimeni gaika Riley 1938 Trans. Ent. Soc., London, 87.234. The holotype (in B.M.) was taken by me on Gaika's Kop in the Amatola range in 1933. In January, 1938, I camped for some days on the Natal-Basutoland border five miles from the eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg in the Giant's Castle area at an altitude of 9,000 feet. I found this beautiful form in some quantity. In January, 1939, I climbed Mount Machacha, the highest peak of the Malutis on the western side of Basutoland, where again this subspecies was fairly common.

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