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Metamorphosis Volume 32 (2021), Articles: 104 - 105
Publication Date : 2021-12-23
Author/s : Mark C. Williams
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Publications on Afrotropical Papilionoidea during 2021


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The articles published since the author’s Publications on Afrotropical Papilionoidea during 2020 (Metamorphosis 31(1): 155–156, which dealt with scientific research into Afrotropical Papilionoidea, including those published in 2020 that were not included, are listed alphabetically by author.


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Metamorphosis Volume 32 (2021), Articles: 93 - 103
Publication Date : 2021-12-22
Author/s : Jean de Dieu Uwizelimana, Donat Nsabimana, Thomas Wagner
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A preliminary butterfly checklist (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) for Cyamudongo tropical forest fragment, Rwanda


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This study provides a preliminary checklist of butterfly species occurring in the Cyamudongo tropical forest fragment, Rwanda. A survey of butterflies was conducted seasonally from October 2019 to August 2020. Butterflies were collected for identification using butterfly nets and fruit-baited traps along trails within Cyamudongo forest. One hundred and sixty-two butterfly species were recorded in the Cyamudongo forest, including thirteen species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift. This preliminary checklist serves as baseline data for conservationists including park managers and researchers concerned with butterfly conservation.


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Metamorphosis Volume 32 (2021), Articles: 74 - 92
Publication Date : 2021-12-21
Author/s : Rolf G. Oberprieler, Andrew S. Morton & Simon van Noort
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The life history of Vegetia grimmia (Geyer, 1832) (Saturniidae: Bunaeinae: Micragonini), with an account of its discovery, distribution and taxonomic distinction


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The complete life history of Vegetia grimmia (Geyer, 1832), an uncommon species of Saturniidae restricted to the southwestern parts of the Western Cape province of South Africa, is described and illustrated for the first time. All immature stages of the species are described and illustrated, the larval host plants are recorded and a distribution map of the species based on all available records is compiled. The history of the scientific discovery of the species is summarised, and its distinction from similar species and its taxonomic status are clarified. Parasitism of its eggs by a parasitoid wasp in the genus Anastatus (Eupelmidae) is recorded and illustrated with high-resolution photographs, which are also available on www.waspweb.org.


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Metamorphosis Volume 32 (2021), Articles: 67 - 73
Publication Date : 2021-11-09
Author/s : Devolent Mtui, Karina Silvestre Bringas, Erik Ciaccio, Luc Leblanc, Raymond Okick, Deusdedith Bwenge, and Chris A. Hamilton
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Phylogenetic relationships, distribution and abundance of Charaxes mtuiae Collins Congdon and Bampton, 2017 (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae) and its host plant in the Udzungwa mountain forest in southern Tanzania


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Metamorphosis Volume 32 (2021), Articles: 60 - 66
Publication Date : 2021-11-08
Author/s : Devolent Mtui, Karina Silvestre Bringas, Erik Ciaccio, Luc Leblanc, Raymond Okick, Deusdedith Bwenge, and Chris A. Hamilton
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Phylogenetic relationships, distribution and abundance of Charaxes mtuiae Collins Congdon and Bampton, 2017 (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae) and its host plant in the Udzungwa mountain forest in southern Tanzania


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Charaxes mtuiae Collins Congdon and Bampton, 2017 was discovered in 2005 in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, where the caterpillars feed exclusively on Diospyros natalensis. This study was aimed at determining the abundance and spatial distribution of C. mtuiae and its host plant, as well as its evolutionary history. Field surveys were conducted between April 2017 and December 2018. Stems of the host plant were counted in sampling plots and their diameter at breast height measured, and categorised as mature if the diameter was ≥ 12 cm, otherwise as recruits. Charaxes mtuiae was sampled by searching for immatures on the leaves of the host plant and capturing adults using traps. DNA material of C. mtuiae was extracted, sequenced, and aligned with 63 other species of Charaxes. A total of 1,173 stems of the host plant including 1,064 recruits and 102 mature stems were recorded. One specimen of C. mtuiae found at caterpillar stage was raised to adulthood, and three empty pupa cases of C. mtuiae were recorded. The phylogenetic relationship of C. mtuiae and its sister lineages was concordant with previous descriptions, based on morphology. Our results indicate that C. mtuiae is rare, despite the high abundance of its host plant. Continued research and monitoring of C. mtuiae population to understand its ecological requirements; and expansion of surveys into other parts of the country where the host plant occurs to establish its distribution country-wide are recommended.


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