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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
Metamorphosis Volume 33 (2022), Articles: 79 - 84
Publication Date : 2022-09-27
Author/s : Michel Libert

Title :

Libert, M. 2022. Taxonomic notes on Liptena fatima (Kirby, 1890), with description of a new subspecies (Papilionoidea: Lycaenidae: Poritiinae). Metamorphosis 33: 79–84.

Abstract :

A lectotype of Liptena fatima (Kirby, 1890) is designated and the subspecies nigeriana ssp. nov. from Nigeria is described. It is shown that L. fatima does not occur in Ghana, and the distribution of its subspecies is defined. It is also shown that the closely related Liptena alluaudi Mabille, 1890 is present in western Cameroon.

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Keywords:

Rhopalocera, Liptenini, taxonomy, Liptena alluaudi, Afrotropical region, Africa, Kuilu

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