Leptomyrina henningi - Henning's black-eye

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Leptomyrina henningi

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mt Buchwa.

Species details:

Note: This species is very similar to Leptomyrina gorgias. It is most reliably distinguished by the absence of shiny greyish basal scaling on the upperside of the wings.
Distribution: Northern Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, Northern Cape, South Africa.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 162.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 176.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Theclinae, Online Encyclopaedia p. 52.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Leptomyrina henningi .
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402280, retrieved 11 August 2020

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