De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cigaritis natalensis

An elderly Natal Bar in the garden. What wonderful silvery scales.
There are three spp. in our area, I have only one other, the Mozambique Bar.

The genus was originally described as Aphnaeus natalensis Westwood, 1851. It spent some time recently as Spindasis, but now to Cigaritis. I have put in the engraving by Hewitson that is in Doubleday's and Westwood's book, (attributed to the former?)


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