Bicyclus safitza described in Mycalesis
the Common Savannah Bush BrownAndrew V. Z. Brower
A common West African species that exhibits marked seasonal polyphenism. Wet season form has a full band of eyespots on the hindwing, as shown above, while in the dry season, the butterflies are lighter and the eyespots are almost completely suppressed, except for the large one in cell Cu1 (Larsen, 2005).
- Papilio delila
- Satyrus denina
- Vernacular Names: the Common Savannah Bush Brown
Lamas, G. 2010. Nomenclatural notes on Sayrinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). SHILAP Revta. Lepid. 38: 197-204.
Larsen, T. B. 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark.
Larsen, T. B. and R. I. Vane-Wright. The name Bicyclus safitza (Westweed, 1850) should continue to be used). (manuscript received in litt. 9/20/2011 by AVZB).
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