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Capys Hewitson, 1865
Protea Butteflies
Capys Hewitson, 1865; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (2): 59, TS: Papilio alpheus Cramer
Scoptes Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (7): 111, TS: Papilio alpheus Cramer
= ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 439
Capys (Deudorigini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 439; [BK, 210]
Capys (Deudoricina) ; [AfrL]

Capys alphaeus (Cramer, [1777])
Cape, Natal, Transvaal. See [About maps] Protea Scarlet
Papilio alphaeus Cramer, [1777]; Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 131, pl. 182, f. E, F
Papilio alpheus[sic] ; [GNB: (type spec.) 94 (Capys), 407 (Scoptes) [spelling?]]
Capys alphaeus ; Hewitson, 1865, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (2): 59; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 1]; [BAFR, 524]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea cynaroides, P. roupelliae, P. subvestita, P. repens, P. arborea [PBSA]

Capys alphaeus alphaeus ; [AfrL]
C. a. extentus Quickelberge, 1979
Capys alphaeus extentus ; [AfrL]

Capys bamendanus Schultze, 1909
Camerouns Capys disjunctus bamendanus ; [BAFR, 525 (text)]
Capys bamendanus ; [AfrL]

Capys bamptoni Henning & Henning, 1988
Capys bamptoni ; [AfrL]

Capys brunneus Aurivillius, 1916
-. See [About maps] Capys brunneus ; [AfrL]
W.Tanzania, S.Tanzania, Malawi Capys brunneus ; [BAFR, 525]
Capys brunneus brunneus ; [AfrL]
C. b. heathi Henning & Henning, 1988
Capys brunneus heathi ; [AfrL]

Capys calpurnia Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Mt Nyiro). See [About maps] Capys calpurnia Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys calpurnia ; [BK: 211, pl. 21, f. 270]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys catharus Riley, 1932
-. See [About maps] Capys catharus Riley, 1932; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 144
Capys catharus ; [BK, 212 (note)]; [AfrL]
N.Zambia, S.Zaire (Shaba), Tanzania Capys catharus catharus ; [BAFR, 525]; [AfrL]
C. c. rileyi Stempffer, 1967
W.Kenya, Uganda Capys catharus rileyi Stempffer, 1967; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) Suppl. 10 : 172, TL: Kenya
Capys catharus ♀ f. rileyi Stoneham, 1938; Bull. Stoneham Mus. (36): 1
Capys rileyi ; [BK: 212, pl. 21, f. 273]
Capys catharus rileyi ; [BAFR, 525 (text)]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea madiensis [BK]


Capys collinsi Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Ol'Doniyo Sabuk). See [About maps] Collins' Protea Butterfly
Capys collinsi Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys collinsi ; [BK: 211, pl. 21, f. 269]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys connexivus Butler, 1897
-. See [About maps] Capys connexivus ; [AfrL]
NE.Rhodesia (Mashonaland), Malawi, Zambia, S.Tanzania, S.Zaire (Shaba), Angola Capys disjunctus connexivus ; [BAFR, 525]
Capys connexivus connexivus ; [AfrL]
C. c. gardineri Henning & Henning, 1988
Capys connexivus gardineri ; [AfrL]

Capys cupreus Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Mau Escarpment). See [About maps] Cupreous Protea Butterfly
Capys cupreus Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys cupreus ; [BK: 212, pl. 21, f. 272]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys disjunctus Trimen, 1895
Rhodesia, Natal, Transvaal. See [About maps] Capys disjunctus Trimen, 1895; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1895 (2) : 190
Capys disjunctus ; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 2-3]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea caffra, P. hirta, P. multibracteata, P. abyssinica, P. angolensis [PBSA]

Natal, Transvaal, SW.Rhodesia (Matabeland) Capys disjunctus disjunctus ; [BAFR, 525]

Capys hermes Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Lesiolo/Maralal, Menegai Crater). See [About maps] Capys hermes Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys hermes ; [BK: 210]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys juliae Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Cherangani Hills). See [About maps] Julia's Protea Butterfly
Capys juliae Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys juliae ; [BK: 211]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys meruensis Henning & Henning, 1988
Kenya (Mt Kenya). See [About maps] Capys meruensis Henning & Henning, 1988; Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): (?102-139)
Capys meruensis ; [BK: 211]; [AfrL]

Larva on Protea gaguedi [BK]


Capys penningtoni Riley, 1932
Natal. See [About maps] Capys penningtoni Riley, 1932; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 142
Capys penningtoni ; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 2 (text only)]; [BAFR, 524]; [AfrL]

Larva on (younger heads) Protea multibracteata [PBSA]


Capys stuarti Collins & Larsen, 2000
Capys stuarti ; [AfrL]

Capys usambarae Congdon & Collins, 1998
Capys usambarae ; [AfrL]

Capys vorgasi Larsen & Collins, 2003
Capys vorgasi ; [AfrL]


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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
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[GNB]
Hemming, 1967; Generic names of the butterflies and their type-species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera); Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.), Suppl.
[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, [1777]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 1-152, pl. 97-192 (1777)
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
Henning & Henning, 1988
A review of the genus Capys Hewitson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with description of seven new species and two new subspecies Durban Mus. Novit. 14 (?6): 102-139
Hewitson, 1865
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)
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])
Riley, 1932
New African and Arabian butterflies Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 137-152
Stempffer, 1967
The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) Suppl. 10 : 1-322
Stoneham, 1938
Notes on African Lycaenidae, and some new forms Bull. Stoneham Mus. (36): 1-3
Trimen, 1895
On some new species of Butterflies from Tropical and Extra Tropical S. Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1895 (2) : 181-194, pl. 5


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