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The species of Henotesia Butler (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) in western West Africa

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Three taxa of Henotesia have been recorded in West Africa: H. peitho, H. decira and H. elisi. The male genitalia of the latter, which is rare and confined to areas of upland savanna, are illustrated. There is a discussion of the characters which have been used to separate H. peitho and H. decira. These characters are shown to be extremely variable, and, since the male genitalia appear to be identical, H. decira is synonymised with H. peitho.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, University of York, York Y01 5DD, United Kingdom


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