oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The life-history of Phasis chrysaor (Trim.) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



With a view to gaining some knowledge of the early stages of Phasis (Poecilmitis) chrysaor Trim.) several eggs and young larvae were procured and observations made on the various stages, including all the larval instars, The life-history of this common, brilliantly-coloured butterfly does not seem to have been worked out before. The imago was originally descriptionbed by Trimen.* It is descriptionbed and illustrated in his ""South African Butterflies"" (Vol. II. pp. 172~173, and pl. IX, fig. 2), and in Murray's ""South African Butterflies: A Monograph of the Family Lycaenidae"" (p. 108 and fig. 54).

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