oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Methods employed in the successful rearing, under artificial conditions, of two Cape species of Lepidochrysops Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Volume 37, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The equipment and methods used in the successful rearing of myrmecophilous stages of Lepidochrvsops methymna methymna (Trimen) and L. trimeni (Bethune-Baker) are descriptionbed. Details are given of the formicarium used to house a colony of the host ant Campanatus maculatus (Fabricius) and of the methods employed in establishing and maintaining the ants and in introducing the lycaenid larvae to them.

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