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Epitola Westwood 1851

The Giant Epitolas

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Liptenini


The Giant Epitolas of west Africa, three almost Morpho-like iridescent blue species remaining in the pared-down, formerly speciose genus Epitola (Libert, 1999).

Other Names for Epitola Westwood 1851


Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

Libert, M. 1999 Révision des Epitola (l. s.) - Révision des genres Epitola Westwood, Hypophytala Clench et Stempfferia Jackson, et description de trois nouveaux genres (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae), ABRI – Lambillionea, 227 p., 16 pl. coul.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2007. Epitola Westwood 1851. The Giant Epitolas. Version 09 November 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Epitola/106885/2007.11.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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