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Thestor Hübner, [1819]
Thestor Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (5): 73, TS: Papilio petalus Cramer
Arrugia Wallengren, 1873; Öfvers. Vet. Akad. Förh. 29 (3) : 47, TS: Papilio protumnus Linnaeus
Thestor (Lachnocnemini) ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:
Thestor (Lachnocnemina) ; [AfrL]

The basutus species-group
basutus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor basutus (Wallengren, 1857)
-. See [About maps] Zeritis basuta Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 46, TL: Caffraria
Thestor basutus ; [AfrL]
E.Cape, Natal, Basutoland, Orange Free State, Botswana, Transvaal, E.Rhodesia Thestor basutus basutus ; [BAFR, 471]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. b. capeneri Dickson, 1972
W.Transvaal (Zeerust), Gauteng, Ysterberg Thestor basutus capeneri Dickson, 1972; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 84 : 253, TL: Transvaal, Lucerner, near Zeerust
Thestor basutus capeneri ; [BAFR, 471 (text)]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The protumnus species-group
protumnus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor protumnus (Linnaeus, 1764)
Cape. See [About maps] Papilio protumnus Linnaeus, 1764; Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 340, TL: Tulbagh, Cap. B. Spei
Papilio petalus Cramer, [1779]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 84, pl. 243, f. C, D
Thestor protumnus ; [AfrL]

Larva preys on Ceroplastes sp. [PBSA]

Cape Peninsula, SW.Cape Thestor protumnus protumnus ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. p. aridus van Son, 1941
Cape, Orange Free State Thestor protumnus aridus van Son, 1941; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 188, TL: Matjiesfontein, Cape Province
Thestor protumnus mijburghi Dickson & Wykeham, 1994; Pennington's Butterflies (2nd edn.): ?141, TL: Blesberg Mine, N of Steinkopf
= ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:
Thestor protumnus aridus ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. p. terblanchei Henning & Henning, 1993
Orange Free State Thestor terblanchei Henning & Henning, 1993; Metamorphosis 4 (4) : 161, TL: Mooimeisieshoek, Korannaberg, Orange Free State
Thestor protumnus terblanchei ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor dryburghi van Son, 1966
N.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Thestor dryburghi van Son, 1966; Ann. Transv. Mus. 25 (4) : 86, TL: E of Kamieskroon, Namaqualand
Thestor dryburghi ; [BAFR, 473]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The braunsi species-group
braunsi ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor braunsi van Son, 1941
South Africa (Karroo, Uniondale, Willowmore). See [About maps] Thestor braunsi van Son, 1941; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 186, TL: Willowmore
Thestor braunsi ; [BAFR, 473]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor dicksoni Riley, 1954
South Africa (Roode Zands Mountains). See [About maps] Thestor dicksoni Riley, 1954; Entomologist 87: 97, TL: Roode Zands Mountains, abov Tulbagh Kloof, Cape Province
Thestor dicksoni ; [AfrL]
SW.Cape Thestor dicksoni dicksoni ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. d. malagas Dickson & Wykeham, 1994
Thestor dicksoni malagas Dickson & Wykeham, 1994; Pennington's Butterflies (2nd edn.): 143, TL: Langebaan
Thestor dicksoni malagas ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. d. warreni Ball, 1994
Thestor dicksoni warreni Ball, 1994; Pennington's Butterflies (2nd edn.): 143, TL: ;10km W of Graafwater, Western Cape Province
Thestor dicksoni warreni ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor calviniae Riley, 1954
W.Cape (Calvinia). See [About maps] Thestor dicksoni calviniae Riley, 1954; Entomologist 87: 101, TL: Hantam's Berg, Calvinia
Thestor dicksoni calviniae ; [BAFR, 472 (text)]
Thestor calviniae ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Larva preys on (young ant larvae?) [PBSA]


The montanus species-group
montanus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor montanus van Son, 1941
Cape. See [About maps] Thestor montanus van Son, 1941; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 191, TL: Assegaibos, near La Motte, French Hoek Mountains
Thestor montanus montanus ; [BAFR, 472]
Thestor montanus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor pictus van Son, 1941
Cape (Riversdale). See [About maps] Thestor montanus pictus van Son, 1941; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 193, TL: Garcia's Pass, Riversdale District
Thestor montanus pictus ; [BAFR, 472 (text)]
Thestor pictus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor rooibergensis Heath, 1994
Rooiberg Thestor rooibergensis Heath, 1994; Pennington's Butterflies (2nd edn.): 146, TL: Rooiberg Mt. near Calitzdorp
Thestor rooibergensis ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor vansoni Pennington, 1962
Cape (Skurfteburg). See [About maps] Thestor vansoni Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 278, TL: Skurfteberg, Ceres District
Thestor vansoni ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor strutti van Son, 1951
SW.Cape. See [About maps] Thestor strutti van Son, 1951; Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (4) : 444, TL: Farm Verrekyker, near Wolseley
Thestor strutti ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The compassbergae species-group
compassbergae ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor compassbergae Quickelberge & McMaster, 1970
E.Cape (Karroo). See [About maps] Thestor compassbergae Quickelberge & McMaster, 1970; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 319, TL: Compassberg on Sneeuwbergen mtn range near New Bethesda
Thestor compassbergae ; [BAFR, 473 (text)]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor kaplani Dickson & Stephen, 1971
W.Cape (River Zonderrend Mts.). See [About maps] Thestor kaplani Dickson & Stephen, 1971; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 131, TL: Rivier Zonderend Mts., near Greyton, Western Cape Province
Thestor kaplani ; [BAFR, 473]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor pringlei Dickson, 1976
Cape. See [About maps] Thestor pringlei Dickson, 1976; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (12): 309, TL: Sutherland
Thestor pringlei ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor camdeboo Dickson & Wykeham, 1994
Cape. See [About maps] Thestor camdeboo Dickson & Wykeham, 1994; Pennington's Butterflies (2nd edn.): 148, TL: Camdeboo Mts near Aberdeen, Eastern Cape Province
Thestor camdeboo ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The rossouwi species-group
rossouwi ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor rossouwi Dickson, 1971
W.Cape (Stanford). See [About maps] Thestor rossouwi Dickson, 1971; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 155, TL: Farm Platrug, Stanford District
Thestor swanepoeli Pennington, 1971; Novos Taxa ent. 95: 3
= ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:
Thestor roussouwi[sic?] ; [BAFR, 473]
Thestor rossouwi ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The murrayi species-group
murrayi ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor murrayi Swanepoel, 1953
SW.Cape (Swartberg Pass). See [About maps] Thestor murrayi Swanepoel, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 191, TL: Swartberg Pass, near Prince Albert, Cape Province
Thestor murrayi ; [BAFR, 472 (text)]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

The brachycerus species-group
brachycerus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:

Thestor yildizae Koçak, 1983
Cape. See [About maps] Thestor yildizae Koçak, 1983; Priamus 3: 38 (replace Thestor obscurus van Son, 1941)
Thestor obscurus van Son, 1941; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 194, TL: Muizenberg
Thestor obscurus ; [BAFR, 471]
Thestor yildizae ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor rileyi Pennington, 1956
SW.Cape. See [About maps] Thestor rileyi Pennington, 1956; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 19 (1): 33, TL: Lourensford, Somerset West
Thestor rileyi ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor petra Pennington, 1962
SW.Cape. See [About maps] Thestor petra Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 280, TL: Gydo Mountain, Ceres Distr.
Thestor petra ; [BAFR, 472]; [AfrL]
Thestor petra petra ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. p. tempe Pennington, 1962
SW.Cape (Seven Weeks Port) Thestor tempe Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 282, TL: Seven Weeks Poort (Ladismith District)
Thestor tempe ; [BAFR, 472]
Thestor petra tempe ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor holmesi van Son, 1951
SW.Cape (Franschhock). See [About maps] Thestor holmesi van Son, 1951; Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (4) : 441, TL: Franschhoek Pass near Franschhoek
Thestor holmesi ; [BAFR, 471]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor brachycerus (Trimen, 1883)
Cape (Knysna, Still Bay). See [About maps] Arrugia brachycera Trimen, 1883; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 353, TL: Knysna
Thestor brachycerus ; [BAFR, 471]; [AfrL]
Thestor brachycerus brachycerus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]
T. b. dukei van Son, 1951
SW.Cape (Hexrivier - Swartberg Pass) Thestor dukei van Son, 1951; Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (4) : 441, TL: Koo District
Thestor dukei ; [BAFR, 471]
Thestor brachycerus dukei ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor overbergensis Heath & Pringle, 2004
Thestor overbergensis Heath & Pringle, 2004; Metamorphosis 15: pl. 1, f. a-d, TL: De Hoop, Western Cape Province
Thestor overbergensis ; [AfrL]

Thestor barbatus Henning & Henning, 1997
Paardeberg Thestor barbatus Henning & Henning, 1997; Metamorphosis 8 (2) : 85, TL: Paardeberg (west), 6km N.W. of Herold
Thestor barbatus ; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor claassensi Heath & Pringle, 2004
Thestor claassensi Heath & Pringle, 2004; Metamorphosis 15: pl. 1, f. e-h, TL: Silbaai
Thestor claassensi ; [AfrL]

Thestor stepheni Swanepoel, 1968
Cape (Besmankloof Pass). See [About maps] Thestor stepheni Swanepoel, 1968; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 80 : 54, TL: Boesmanskloof Pass (Robertson District)
Thestor stepheni ; [BAFR, 473]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]

Thestor penningtoni van Son, 1949
SE.Cape (Swartberg Pass). See [About maps] Thestor penningtoni van Son, 1949; Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (2) : 214, TL: Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert District
Thestor penningtoni ; [BAFR, 472]; Heath & Pringle, 2004, Metamorphosis 15:; [AfrL]


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References:
[AJA]
African Journal Archive
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[AfrL]
Mark C. Williams; Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea; Compiled by Mark C. Williams, 7th ed. (2008) (April 2007); Afrototropical Butterflies; e-mail: Mark C. Williams
[BAFR]
D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region
[HBN]
Francis Hemming, 1937; HÜBNER, A bibliographical and systematic account of the entomological works of Jacob Hübner and of the supplements thereto by Carl Geyer, Gottfried Franz von Frölich and Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer, Vol 1 & 2
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Cramer, [1779]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 1-104, pl. 193-252 (1779), (22): 105-128, pl. 253-264 ([1780]), (23-24): 129-176, pl. 265-288 (1780)
Dickson, 1971
A further New Species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 155-159
Dickson, 1972
Observations on and a description of a race of Thestor basutus (Wallengren) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 84 : 253-256
Dickson, 1976
Six new Southern African Butterflies Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (11): 273-280, (12): 307-314, 2pls
Dickson & Stephen, 1971
A new Western Cape Species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 131-135
Heath & Pringle, 2004
A review of the sourther African genus Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Miletinae) Metamorphosis 15: -
Henning & Henning, 1993
Descriptions of two new taxa of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) from the Orange Free State, South Africa with notes on the genera Durbania Trimen and Thestor Hubner Metamorphosis 4 (4) : 159-164
Henning & Henning, 1997
A description of a new species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa Metamorphosis 8 (2) : 85-90
Hübner, [1819]
Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, 1816-[1826] Verz. bek. Schmett. (1): [1-3], 4-16 (1816), (2): 17-32 (1819), (3): 33-48 (1819), (4): 49-64 (1819), (5): 65-80 (1819), (6): 81-96 (1819), (7): 97-112 (1819), (8): 113-128 (1819), (9): 129-144 (1819), (10): 145-160 (1819), (11): 161-176 (1819), (12): 177-192 (1820), (13): 193-208 (1820), (14): 209-224 (1821), (15): 225-240 (1821), (16): 241-256 (1821), (17): 257-272 (1823), (18): 273-288 (1823), (19): 289-304 (1823), (20): 305-320 (1825), (21): 321-336 (1825), (22): 337-352 (1825), (23-27): 353-431 ([1825])
Linnaeus, 1764
Museum S'ae R'ae M'tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque Mus. Lud. Ulr.: vi + 720 + [2]
Pennington, 1956
A new species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera-Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Province and notes on the life history of Desmolycaena mazoensis Trim. J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 19 (1): 33-36, 1pl
Pennington, 1962
Descriptions of a new Neptis, new Lycaenidae, and records of rare species and additions to the list of Southern African Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera) J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 266-286
Pennington, 1971
A new species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from the Southern Cape Novos Taxa ent. 95: 1-7
Quickelberge & McMaster, 1970
A New Species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 319-323
Riley, 1954
A new species of Thestor (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from South Africa Entomologist 87: 97-102, 1pl
van Son, 1941
New or little-known South African butterflies J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 4 : 179-196, pl. 1-2
van Son, 1949
Descriptions of four new species of South African butterflies Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (2) : 209-216, pl. 3
van Son, 1951
Three new species of Thestor Hubner (Lepidoptera-Lycaenidae) from the western Cape Province Ann. Transv. Mus. 21 (4) : 439-445, pl. 1
van Son, 1966
New African butterflies - 3 Ann. Transv. Mus. 25 (4) : 81-89
Swanepoel, 1953
A new species of Thestor Hubner (Lepidoptera) J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 191-193
Swanepoel, 1968
A new species of Thestor Hubner (Lepidoptera) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 80 : 54
Trimen, 1883
Descriptions of twelve new species of South African Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 347-363
Wallengren, 1857
Kafferlandets Dag-fjärilar, insamlade åren 1838-1845 af J. A. Wahlberg / Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in Terra Caffrorum annis 1838-1845 collecta a J. A. Wahlberg K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 1-55
Wallengren, 1873
Bidrag till södra Afrikas Fjärilar-fauna Öfvers. Vet. Akad. Förh. 29 (3) : 41-61


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