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Lepidochrysops hypopolia

 

Species Authority
Trimen & Bowker, 1887
Synonym/s
Common Name
Morant’s blue
Locality
KwaZulu-Natal and North Western Province, South Africa
Last Record
1879
IUCN status
[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11537/0]Extinct[/url]
TSE Forum thread
https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/1878/lepidochrysops-hypopolia
Hypodigm
[i]"Blue Bank, near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal (two males caught by Walter Morant on 21 September 1870), and near Potchefstroom (North West Province) (one male leg. Thomas Ayres in 1879)...The Morant specimens are in The Natural History Museum (BMNH), London, and the Ayres specimen is in the South African Museum (SAM), Cape Town."[/i]
 
(Henning et al. 2009:54-55,55)
 
[b]Type locality:[/b]
 
"Natal. Upper Districts. - Blue Bank, near Drakensberg; Transvaal - Potchefstroom District".
Notes
References
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
 
Trimen, R. and Bowker, J. H. (1887). South African butterflies, Volume 1. London: Trubner.
 
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
 
Henning, Graham. (2014). [url=https://www.lepsoc.org.za/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&task=download.send&id=78&catid=11&m=0&Itemid=401]Lepidoptera Conservation in South Africa–Part 1[/url]. Babbel Blues 2(Spring): 17-24.
 
Henning, G. A., Terblanche, R. F. and Ball, J. B. (eds.). (2009). [url=https://www.sanbi.org/sites/default/files/documents/documents/biodiversity13butterflies.pdf]South African Red Data Book: butterflies[/url]. SANBI Biodiversity Series 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 158 pp.
 
Pennington’s Butterflies of Southern Africa
(Pringle et al. 1994)
 
World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Lepidochrysops hypopolia. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 05 May 2012.
 
https://xerces.org/butterflysg/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015.03.31-Annual-report-COREL-programme-2014-2015.pdf