n African Entomology - Taxonomy, biology, biogeography, evolution and conservation of the genus Erikssonia Trimen (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) : research article
|Article Title||Taxonomy, biology, biogeography, evolution and conservation of the genus Erikssonia Trimen (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) : research article|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||A.J. Gardiner and R.F. Terblanche|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||171 - 191|
|Keyword(s)||Biogeography, Conservation, Erikssonia edgei sp. n, Evolution, Synonyms and Systematics|
The taxonomy of the genus Erikssonia Trimen, 1891 is reviewed. Three species are recognized in the genus : E. acraeina Trimen, 1891, E. cooksoni Druce, 1905, and one species which is newly described from South Africa, namely E. edgei sp. n. Erikssonia alaponoxa Henning & Henning, 2001 is synonymized with E. acraeina Trimen, 1891. Biological information is provided for E. acraeina and E. cooksoni. The biogeography, evolution and conservation of the species are discussed.
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