Salamis augustina vinsoni Le Cerf, 1922:287

Mauritian mother-of-pearl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Salamis vinsoni Le Cerf, 1922:287; Salamis angustina vinsoni Le Cerf, 1922:287


Conservation Status


Last record: August 1929 (Davis & Barnes, 1991:150); 1957 (Henning, 2015:20)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Le Cerf. (1922). [description of Salamis augustina vinsoni]. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 1922: 287-288.


Other references:

d'Abrera, Bernard. (1980). Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region. Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions in association with E.W. Classey.

Davis, P. M. H. and Barnes, M. J. C. (1991). The Butterflies of Mauritius. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 30(3-4): 145-161.

Henning, Graham. (2015). Lepidoptera conservation in South Africa - part 2. Babbel Blues 3: 18-23.

Lees, D.C., Kremen, C. and Raharitsimba, H. 2003 in S.M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead (eds.), The Natural History of Madagascar; Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist: : pp. 762-793; University of Chicago Press. 1709 pp.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (2017). Mauritius butterflies revisited: short faunal survey reveals a new record for the Mascarene fauna – Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer). Metamorphosis 28: 16-21.

Trimen, R. (1866). Notes on the butterflies of Mauritius. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. (3rd Ser.) 5(4): 329-344.

Vinson, J. M. (1938). A catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius Inst. Bull. 1938: 1-69.

Williams, J. R. (1989). Butterflies of Mauritius. Precigraph, Pailles. 44 pp.


Reference I can't find: Viette (1995)


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