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Epitola Westwood, [1851]
Epitola Westwood, [1851]; Gen. diurn. Lep. (2): pl. 68, f. 5, TS: Epitola elion Westwood
Epitola (Liptenini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 425; [BK, 170]
Epitola (Epitolina) ; [AfrL]

Epitola posthumus (Fabricius, 1793)
Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroun, Congo Republic, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Papilio posthumus Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 149
Epitola elion Westwood, [1851]; Gen. diurn. Lep. (2): 471, (2): pl. 68, f. 5
= ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490
Epitola belli Hewitson, 1874; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 13 : 382
= ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490
Epitola elion ; Hewitson, 1862, Spec. Cat. Lep. Lyc. B. M. : 1, pl. 1, f. 1; Hewitson, 1863, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (1): 1
Epitola posthumus ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): (Suppl.) 18, pl. 1a, f. 8; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490; [BOW: pl. 122, f. 27-28]; [BAFR, 459]; [AfrL]

Epitola urania Kirby, 1887
-. See [About maps] Epitola urania Kirby, 1887; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (114) : 441, TL: Cameroons
Epitola urania ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1889, Rhop. Exot. [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 23, pl. 6, f. 1-2; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490; [AfrL]
Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast - Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic Epitola urania urania ; [BAFR, 459]
E. u. tanganikensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921
E.Zaire - Kinda, W.Uganda Epitola urania tanganikensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921; Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 86, pl. 14, f. 63, TL: Albertville, Tanganyika
Epitola urania tanganikensis ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490; [BAFR, 459 (text)]

Epitola uranoides Libert, 1999
Epitola uranoides ; [AfrL]
Epitola uranoides uranoides ; [AfrL]
E. u. occidentalis Libert, 1999
Epitola uranoides occidentalis ; [AfrL]

The ??? species-group

Epitola intermedia Roche, 1954
W.Uganda, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Epitola intermedia Roche, 1954; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 497, 490, pl. 19, f. 9-10, TL: Uganda, Katera
Epitola intermedia ; [BAFR, 460]

Epitola convexa Roche, 1954
W.Uganda, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Epitola convexa Roche, 1954; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 496, 490, pl. 20, f. 11-12, TL: Uganda, Bwamba
Epitola convexa ; [BAFR, 460]

Epitola mongiro Jackson, 1968
W.Uganda, NE.Zaire (Ituri). See [About maps] Epitola mongiro ; [BAFR, 460 (text)]

Epitola nigrovenata Jackson, 1962
S.Nigeria, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Epitola nigrovenata ; [BAFR, 462]

Epitola pseudelissa Jackson, 1968
Nigeria, Sierra Leone. See [About maps] Epitola pseudelissa ; [BAFR, 463]

Epitola ikoya Roche, 1954
Nigeria. See [About maps] Epitola ikoya Roche, 1954; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 497, 490, pl. 19, f. 5-8, TL: S.Nigeria, Lagos
Epitola ikoya ; [BAFR, 463]

Epitola dunia Kirby, 1887
Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroun, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Epitola dunia Kirby, 1887; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (114) : 443, TL: Cameroons
Epitola dunia ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1889, Rhop. Exot. [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 27, pl. 7, f. 1-2; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1891, Rhop. Exot. [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 54, pl. 13, f. 7-8; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 490; [BAFR, 464]

Epitola azurea Jackson, 1962
Uganda. See [About maps] Epitola azurea ; [BAFR, 465]

Epitola ivoirensis Jackson, 1967
Ivory Coast. See [About maps] Epitola ivoirensis ; [BAFR, 465]

Epitola conjuncta Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
-. See [About maps] Epitola conjuncta Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 86, pl. 20, f. 3-4, TL: Sierra Leone
Epitola conjuncta ; [BOW: pl. 122, f. 16]
Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, NW.Congo Republic (Etoumbi) Epitola conjuncta conjuncta ; [BAFR, 466]
E. c. budduana Talbot, 1937
Uganda conjuncta budduana Talbot, 1937; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 86 : 62
Epitola conjuncta budduana ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 491; [BAFR, 466 (text)]

Epitola lamborni Bethune-Baker, 1922
SW.Nigeria (Ibadan). See [About maps] lamborni Bethune-Baker, 1922; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 54 : 461
Epitola lamborni ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 491; [BAFR, 466]

Epitola pinodoides Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
Sierra Leone. See [About maps] Epitola pinodoides Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 85, pl. 20, f. 1-2, TL: Sierra Leone
Epitola pinodoides ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 491; [BAFR, 466 (text)]

Epitola pseudoconjuncta Jackson, 1962
Uganda. See [About maps] Epitola pseudoconjuncta ; [BAFR, 466]

Epitola pulverulenta Dufrane, 1953
E.Zaire (Kivu). See [About maps] Epitola pulverulenta ; [BAFR, 467 (text)]


Unknown or unplaced taxa

Epitola marginata Kirby, 1887; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (114) : 443, TL: Cameroons
Epitola marginata ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1889, Rhop. Exot. [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 27, pl. 7, f. 5-6

Epitola[?] ernesti Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 290

Epitola hewitsoni Staudinger, 1889; Ent. Nachr. 15 (11) : 178

Epitola langi Holland, 1920; Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 43 (6) : 217, pl. 12, f. 10, TL: Congo
Epitola langi ; Roche, 1954, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 491


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References:
[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
[BHL]
The; Biodiversity Heritage Library; and on; Internet Archive; Note: The linking to the content of Internet Archive is somewhat delicate -- notify me when links break!
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
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Some related literature:
Bethune-Baker, 1922
Description of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly Lycaenidae from southern Nigeria, and one from Damba Island, Victoria Nyanza Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 54 : 461-464
Westwood, [1851]
The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera, comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habitats and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus; illustrated with 86 plates by W. C. Hewitson Gen. diurn. Lep. (1): 1-18, pl. A, 1-4 (1-2) (1846), (1): 19-132, pl. 4*, 5-25, 28 (3-14) (1847), (1): 133-200, pl. 1*, 26, 27, 29, 31-44 (15-23) (1848), (1): 201-242, pl. 30, 45-52, 56-58, 60-62, 64 (24-31) (1849), (1): 243-250 [?], (2): 243-326, pl. 53-55, 63, 65, 66 (32-38) (1850), (2): 327-466, pl. 59, 67-77 (39-50) (1851), (2): 467-534, 143, 144, pl. 78-80 (Index) (51-54) (1852)
Eliot, 1973
The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative Arrangement Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 373-505, 162fgs, pl. 1-6
Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1889; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1891; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies Rhop. Exot. [1] 1: (Ornithoptera) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 2: (Ornithoptera) 3-4, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) [5-6] 1-2, pl. 3 (1900), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) 7-8, pl. 4 (1901), [1] 1: (Papilio) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 1: (Papilio) 3-5,7-14, pl. 2-6 (1888), [1] 1: (Papilio) 15-20, pl. 7-9 (1890), [1] 1: (Papilio) 21-25, pl. 10-11 (1891), [1] 2: (Papilio) 27-31, pl. 12-13 (1893), [1] 2: (Papilio) 33-35, pl. 14 (1894), [1] 2: (Papilio) 37-38, pl. 15 (1895), [1] 2: (Papilio) 39-40, pl. 16 (1897), [1] 3: (Papilio) 41-46, pl. 17-19 (1899), [1] 3: (Papilio) 47-48, pl. 20 (1900), [1] 3: (Papilio) 49-50, pl. 21 (1901), [1] 3: (Papilio) 51-55, pl. 22-23 (1902), [1] 1: (Delias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 2: (Delias) 5-7, 9-11, pl. 2-3 (1893), [1] 2: (Delias) 12-18, pl. 4-5 (1895), [1] 2: (Delias) 20-22, pl. 6 (1896), [1] 3: (Delias) 24-26, pl. 7 (1897), [1] 3: (Delias) 28-35, pl. 8-9 (1901), [1] 3: (Delias) 36-38, pl. 10 (1902), [1] 1: (Pieridae) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Pinacopteryx) 1-4, pl. 1 (1893), [1] 1: (Callosune) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 3: (Huphina) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [1] 3: (Huphina) [8],9-10, pl. 3 (1899), [1] 1: (Elodina) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [1] 1: (Belenois) 1-4, pl. 1 (1892), [1] 2: (Belenois) 5-8, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Mylothris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1900), [1] 1: (Ixias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Appias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1894), [1] 1: (Pierinae) 5-7, pl. 2 (1889), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 5-9, 11-15, pl. 2-3 (1897), [2] 1: (Asthipa) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 2: (Asthipa) 5-6, pl. 2 (1896), [2] 2: (Ravadeba) 7, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 5-12, pl. 2-3 (1896), [2] 3: (Mycalesis) 13-18, pl. 4-5 (1902), [2] 3: (Libythea) 1-2, pl. 1 (1902), : (Ragadia-Argyronympha-Hypocysta) : 1-6, pl. [1] (1895), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 1-5, pl. 1 (1893), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 7-9, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 10-14, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 3: (Pedaliodes) 15-20, pl. 4-5, (Oxeoschistus) 1 (1900), [2] 3: (Pronophila) 1-2, pl. 1, (Oxeoschistus) 2-3, pl. 1 (1900), [2] 2: (Elymnias) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 3: (Elymnias) 5-6, pl. 2, (Bruasa) 6-7, pl. 1 (1897), [2] 1: (Morpho) 1-2, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Morphotenaris-Hyantis) 1-3, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1894), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 9-11, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 13-15, pl. 4 (1896), [2] 3: (Tenaris) 17-18, pl. 5 (1898), [2] 1: (Heliconius) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Acraea) 1-6, pl. 1-2 (1889), [2] 1: (Acraea) 7-10, pl. 3 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 11-14, pl. 4 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 15-18, pl. 5 (1894), [2] 3: (Acraea) 19-29, pl. 6-8, (Planema) 29-30, pl. [1] (1901), [2] 1: (Cethosia) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 3: (Cirrhochroa) 1, pl. [1], (Cupha) 2-4, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Terinos) 1-2, pl. 1 (1894), [2] 1: (Thaleropis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 2: (Doleschallia) 1-3,5-7, pl. 1-2 (1893), [2] 2: (Kallima) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Hypolimnas) 1-2, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 3-4, pl. 2 (1897), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 5-6, pl. 3 (1898), [2] 1: (Euxanthe) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 1: (Hestina) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 1: (Cymothoe) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Limenitis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1899), [2] 2: (Neptis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 3: (Neptis) 5-11, pl. 2-3 (1899), [2] 3: (Neptis) 13-17, pl. 4-5 (1900), [2] 1: (Euthalia-Tanaecia) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euthalia) 5-10, pl. 2-3 (1891), [2] 2: (Euthalia) 11-14, pl. 4 (1894), [2] 3: (Euthalia) 15, pl. 5, (Dichorragia) 16, pl. 1 (1898), [2] 1: (Apatura) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Euphaedra) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euryphene) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 1-2,[3-4] pl. 1-2 (1887), [2] 1: (Charaxes) [5], pl. 3 (1888), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 7-9, pl. 4 (1890), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 11-13, pl. 5 (1891), [2] 1: (Mynes) 1-2, pl. 1 (1888), [2] 2: (Mynes) 3-6, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Prothoe) 1-2, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 3: (Erycinidae) 1-10, pl. 1-2 (1902), [3] 2: (Dicallaneura-etc) 1-6, pl. 1 (1897), [3] 3: (Dicallaneura-etc) 7-11, pl. 2 (1901), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 1-4,[5-9] 1-5, pl. 1-2 (1887), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 11-17, 19-22, pl. 3-5 (1888), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 23-25, 27-29, 31-33, pl. 6-8 (1889), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 35-48, pl. 9-11 (1890), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 49-51,53-64, pl. 12-15 (1891), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 65-68, pl. 16 (1892), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) [69-72] 57-60, pl. 17 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) [73-77] 61-65,79-84, pl. 18-19 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 85-107, pl. 20-23 (1893), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 109-120, pl. 24-25 (1894), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 121-125, pl. 26 (1900), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 127-131, 133-141, pl. 27-29 (1901), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 143-146, pl. 30 (1902), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 1-6, pl. 1 (1894), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 7-13, 15-22, pl. 2-3 (1895), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 23-25, 27-31, pl. 1-2 (1895), [3] 2: (Waigeum) 34-38, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 39-46, pl. 3-4 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 5-8, pl. 2 (1897), [3] 2: (Pseudonotis) 1-3, pl. [1], (Epimastidia) 4-5, pl. [1], (Lampides) 5-8, pl. [1] (1897), [3] 2: (Lampides) 9-10, pl. 2, (Thysonotis) 47, pl. 5 (1897), [3] 3: (Holochila) 9-11, pl. 3 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 9-12, pl. 3, (Ilerda) 13, pl. [1], (Horaga) 14-15, pl. [1] (1902), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 47x,48-50, pl. 6 (1898), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 23-26, pl. 4 (1898), [3] 3: (Holochila) 13-15, pl. 4 (1899), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 27-29, pl. 5, (Waigeum) [30], pl. 2 (1899), [3] 3: (Holochila) 17-19, pl. 5 (1899), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 51-54, pl. 7 (1899), [3] 3: (Jamides) 11-14, pl. 1 (1900), [3] 3: (Hypolycaena-etc) 1-4, pl. [1] (1900), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 31-33, pl. 6, (Thysonotis) 55-56, pl. 8 (1900), [3]: (Additions-Corrections) 1-2,[3],vii-x
Hewitson, 1862
Specimen of a Catalogue of Lycaenidae in the British Museum Spec. Cat. Lep. Lyc. B. M. : [4],[1],2-15,pl. I-VIII,[1-8] (links to Ill. diurn. Lep. Lyc.)
Hewitson, 1863; Hewitson, 1878
Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera. Lycaenidae Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (1): 1-36,37*, pl. 1-16 (1863), (2): 37-76, pl. 17-30 (1865), (3): 77-114, pl. 31-46 (1867), (4): 115-136,14a-h, pl. 47-54,3a-c, (Suppl.) 1-16, pl. 1-5 (1869), (5): 137-150,151*, pl. 55-59, (Suppl.) pl. 6 (1873), (6): 151-184,185*, pl. 60-73 (1874), (7): 185-208,209*, pl. 74-83 (1877), (8): 209-228, pl. 84-85,88-92, (Suppl.) 17-47, pl. 1a-b,3a-b,4a,5a-b,7-8 (1878)
Hewitson, 1874
A list of Butterflies taken on the March to Coomassie by Lieutenant Alwin S. Bell, of the 2nd West-India Regiment, between Mansu and the River Prah, with Description of new Species Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 13 : 380-383
Holland, 1920
Lepidoptera of the Congo. Being a Systematic List of the Butterflies and Moths Collected by the American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition Together with Descriptions of Some Hitherto Undescribed Species Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 43 (6) : 109-369, pl. 6-14
Joicey & Talbot, 1921
New Lepidoptera Collected by Mr. T. A. Barns, in East Central Africa. New Forms of Rhopalocera Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 44-118, pl. 5-16
Karsch, 1895
Aethiopische Rhopaloceren. I & II Ent. Nachr. 21 (18): 275-286, (19/20): 289-322
Kirby, 1887
Descriptions of new Species of Epitola from Cameroons &c. in the Collection of Henley Grose Smith Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (114) : 441-445
Roche, 1954
Revisional notes on the genus Epitola Westwood (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Net.) 3 (13) : 489-502, pl. 19-22
Staudinger, 1889
Zwei neue afrikanische Lycaeniden Ent. Nachr. 15 (11) : 176-179
Talbot, 1937
New African Lycaenidae and Nymphalidae, and two new Diestogyna Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 86 : 59-72


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