oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The occurrence of Pseudiolaus poultoni Riley (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Southern Africa

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The lycaenid species Pseudiolaus poultoni Riley has not previously been recorded from Southern Africa, being known from the coastal region of Kenya. The subspecies P. poultoni lulua Riley, which occurs in Zulu land (Natal), is now established as a separate species by Stempffer and Bennett (1958) after study of the male-genitalia.

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