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Chrysoritis Butler, [1898]
Chrysoritis Butler, [1898]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 848, TS: Zeritis oreas Trimen
Nais Swainson, 1833; Zool. Illustr. (2) 3 (29): pl. 136 (preocc. Nais Muller), TS: Nais splendens Swainson
Poecilmitis Butler, 1899; Entomologist 32 : 78, TS: Zeritis lycegenes Trimen
= ; Heath, 1997, Metamorphosis Suppl. 2: (1-60); [AfrL]
Bowkeria Quickelberge, 1972; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 84 : 86-94
= ; Heath, 1997, Metamorphosis Suppl. 2: (1-60); [AfrL]
Oxychaeta Tite & Dickson, 1973; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 29 (5) : 232, TS: Phasis dicksoni Gabriel
= ; Heath, 1997, Metamorphosis Suppl. 2: (1-60); [AfrL]
Chrysoritis ; Heath, 1997, Metamorphosis Suppl. 2: (1-60); Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): (85-98)
Poecilmitis (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436
Chrysoritis (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436; [AfrL]

The chrysaor species-group
chrysaor ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis chrysaor (Trimen, 1864)
Cape, Orange Free State, Lesotho. See [About maps] Golden Copper
Zeritis chrysaor Trimen, 1864; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 177, TL: Cape Colony, British Kaffraria & Kaffraria
Poecilmitis lycia Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 242, TL: Matjiesfontein
= ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87
Poecilmitis lycia ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis chrysaor f. lycia ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
Poecilmitis chrysaor ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis chrysaor ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Cotyledon orbiculata, Zygophyllum sessilifolium, Rhus sp. [PBSA], Tylecodon Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87, (for lycia) Cotyledon paniculata [PBSA], (ant Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87


Chrysoritis natalensis (van Son, 1966)
Natal, Transkei. See [About maps] Poecilmitis natalensis van Son, 1966; Ann. Transv. Mus. 25 (4) : 84, TL: Howick, Natal
Poecilmitis natalensis ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis natalensis ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis midas (Pennington, 1962)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis midas Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 272, TL: Oukloof Poort, Nieuwveld Mts.
Poecilmitis midas ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis midas ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis aureus (van Son, 1966)
Transvaal, Lesotho, Orange Free State. See [About maps] Poecilmitis aureus van Son, 1966; Ann. Transv. Mus. 25 (4) : 82, TL: Heidelberg
Poecilmitis aureus ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis aureus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Clutia galpinii [PBSA], Diospyros lycioides, (ant Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 92


Chrysoritis aethon (Trimen, 1887)
Natal, E.Transvaal. See [About maps] Zeritis aethon Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 176, TL: Lydenburg District
Poecilmitis aethon ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis aethon ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Rhus, Crassula, (ant Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 92


Chrysoritis lyncurium (Trimen, 1868)
E.Cape (Transkei). See [About maps] Zeritis lyncurium Trimen, 1868; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 86, TL: Nr. Tsomo River
Poecilmitis lyncurium ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis lyncurium ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Royena?, Myrsine? [PBSA]


Chrysoritis lycegenes (Trimen, 1874)
Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal. See [About maps] Zeritis lycegenes Trimen, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 337, pl. 2, f. 7, TL: Natal
Poecilmitis lycegenes ; [EBW, (name)]; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis lycegenes ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Royena hirsuta, Myrsine africana [PBSA], Diospyros, (ant Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 92


Chrysoritis phosphor (Trimen, 1866)
-. See [About maps] Zeritis phosphor Trimen, 1866; Rhopal. Afr. Austr. : 269, TL: Bashee River, Kaffraria
?Zeritis phospor[sic?] Trimen, 1864; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 178
Bowkeria phosphor ;
Chrysoritis phosphor ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
SE.Cape (Bashee R.) Bowkeria phosphor phosphor
Bowkeria phosphor phosphor ; [BAFR, 494]
Chrysoritis phosphor phosphor ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. borealis (Quickelberge, 1972)
Natal, Transvaal Bowkeria phosphor borealis Quickelberge, 1972; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 84 : 90, TL: Yellowwoods, [Balgowan] Natal
Bowkeria phosphor borealis ; [BAFR, 494 (text)]
Chrysoritis phosphor borealis ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

The chrysantas species-group
chrysantas ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis chrysantas (Trimen, 1868)
Cape (Karroo), Namaqualand. See [About maps] Zeritis chrysantas Trimen, 1868; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 85, TL: Murraysburg
Chrysoritis chrysantas ; [BAFR, 494]; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

The oreas species-group
oreas ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis oreas (Trimen, 1891)
Natal, Drakensberg Mts. See [About maps] Zeritis oreas Trimen, 1891; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1) : 176, TL: Natal Drakensberg
Chrysoritis oreas ; [BAFR, 494]; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis dicksoni (Gabriel, 1947)
SW.Cape (Melkbosch Strand). See [About maps] Phasis dicksoni Gabriel, 1947; Entomologist 80 : 60, TL: Nr. Melkbosch Strand
Oxychaeta dicksoni ; [PBSA]
Phasis dicksoni ; [BAFR, 487]
Chrysoritis dicksoni ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Dependent on ant Crematogaster perigueyi. [PBSA]


The zeuxo species-group
zeuxo ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis zeuxo (Linnaeus, 1764)
Cape, Natal. See [About maps] Papilio zeuxo Linnaeus, 1764; Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 331, TL: Cap. b. Spei. [Cape Peninsula]
Chrysoritis zeuxo ; [BAFR, 494]; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Chrysanthemoides monilifera [PBSA], (ant _Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 90

Chrysoritis zeuxo zeuxo ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. z. cottrelli (Dickson, 1975)
Poecilmitis (Chrysoritis) cottrelli Dickson, 1975; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 225, TL: Buffelsnek Forestry, N. of Knysna
= Chrysoritis zeuxo ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 90
Chrysoritis cottrelli ; [BAFR, 494]
Chrysoritis zeuxo cottrelli ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis zonarius (Riley, 1938)
Cape. See [About maps] Phasis zeuxo zonarius Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 239, TL: Melkbosstrand, near Cape Town
Chrysoritis zonarius ; [BAFR, 494]; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Chrysanthemoides incana [PBSA], (ant Crematogaster peringueyi) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 90

Chrysoritis zonarius zonarius ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis coetzeri Dickson & Wykeham, 1994
Chrysoritis coetzeri Dickson & Wykeham, 1994; , TL: Nieuwoudtville
= Chrysoritis zonarius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 90
Chrysoritis zonarius coetzeri ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

The pyroeis species-group
pyroeis ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis felthami (Trimen, 1904)
Cape. See [About maps] Zeritis felthami Trimen, 1904; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904 (2) : 233, TL: Muizenburg Vlei
Poecilmitis felthami ; [EBW]
Chrysoritis felthami ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Zygophyllum flexuosum, Z. sessilifolium [PBSA]

SW.Cape Poecilmitis felthami felthami
Poecilmitis felthami felthami ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis felthami felthami ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. f. dukei (Dickson, 1967)
SW.Cape (Roggeveld) Poecilmitis felthami dukei Dickson, 1967; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 79 : 65, TL: Roodebeg nr Vink, Robertson Karoo
Poecilmitis felthami dukei ; [BAFR, 491 (text)]
Chrysoritis felthami dukei ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis pyroeis (Trimen, 1864)
Cape, Namaqualand. See [About maps] Zeritis pyroeis Trimen, 1864; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 178, TL: Cape Province
Chrysoritis pyroeis ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Zygophyllum flexuosum [PBSA]

W.Cape - Little Nama Land Poecilmitis pyroeis pyroeis
Poecilmitis pyroeis pyroeis ; [BAFR, 490]
Chrysoritis pyroeis pyroeis ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. hersaleki (Dickson, 1970)
SW.Cape (Port Elisabeth) Poecilmitis pyroeis hersaleki Dickson, 1970; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 157, TL: Lady's Slipper, Witteklip Mts.
Poecilmitis pyroeis hersaleki ; [BAFR, 490 (text)]
Chrysoritis pyroeis hersaleki ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

The thysbe species-group
thysbe ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88

Chrysoritis palmus (Stoll, [1781])
Cape. See [About maps] Papilio palmus Stoll, [1781]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (29-31): 100, pl. 341, f. F, C
Poecilmitis palmus ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis palmus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Berzelia intermedia, B. lanuginosa, Chrysanthemoides monilifera, Aspalathus sarcantha [PBSA]

Chrysoritis palmus palmus ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. margueritae (Dickson, 1982)
Poecilmitis palmus margueritae Dickson, 1982; , TL: 6 miles E of Knysna
Chrysoritis palmus margueritae ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis aridus (Pennington, 1953)
SW.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Poecilmitis aridus Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 104, TL: Kamkiesberg Mts., Namaqualand
Poecilmitis aridus ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Chrysoritis aridus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Chrysanthemoides incana [PBSA]


Chrysoritis turneri (Riley, 1938)
South Africa (Karroo). See [About maps] Poecilmitis turneri Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 241, TL: Matjiesfontein
Chrysoritis turneri ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca, Zygophyllum, (ant Crematogaster nr. liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91

SW.Cape Poecilmitis turneri turneri
Poecilmitis turneri turneri ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis turneri turneri ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. amatola (Dickson & McMaster, 1967)
E.Cape, Lesotho? Poecilmitis turneri amatola Dickson & McMaster, 1967; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 79 : 209, TL: Mt Kubusie, Eastern Cape
Poecilmitis turneri amatola ; [BAFR, 491 (text)]
Chrysoritis turneri amatola ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. wykehami (Dickson, 1980)
Poeclimitis wykehami Dickson, 1980; 40, TL: Hantamsberg, Calvinia
= Chrysoritis turneri turneri ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91
Chrysoritis turneri wykehami ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis blencathrae (Heath & Ball, 1992)
Poecilmitis blencathra[e] Heath & Ball, 1992; 86, TL: Waiihoek Mt., Ceres
Chrysoritis blencathrae ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis endymion (Pennington, 1962)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis endymion Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 274, TL: Du Toit's Kop, Franschhoek
Poecilmitis endymion ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis endymion ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis swanepoeli (Dickson, 1965)
Cape (Zwartberg). See [About maps] Poecilmitis swanepoeli Dickson, 1965; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 27 (2) : 160, TL: Prince Albert
Poecilmitis swanepoeli ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis swanepoeli ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Thesium, (ant _Crematogaster nr. liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91

Chrysoritis swanepoeli swanepoeli ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. s. hyperion (Dickson, 1975)
Poecilmitis hyperion Dickson, 1975; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 229, TL: Zwartberg Pass
= Chrysoritis swanepoeli ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91
Poecilmitis hyperion ; [BAFR, 493 (text)]
Chrysoritis swanepoeli hyperion ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis violescens (Dickson, 1971)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis violescens Dickson, 1971; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 1, TL: Komsberg Pass, nr Sutherland
Poecilmitis violescens ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis violescens ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis daphne (Dickson, 1975)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis daphne Dickson, 1975; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 227, TL: Mammanassie Mts.
Poecilmitis daphne ; [BAFR, 493]
Chrysoritis daphne ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis uranus (Pennington, 1962)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis uranus Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 277, TL: Gydo Mt., Ceres
Poecilmitis uranus ; [EBW]; [BAFR, 493]
Chrysoritis uranus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 88; [AfrL]

Larva on Aspalathus spinosa, Zygophyllum sp. [PBSA]

Chrysoritis uranus uranus ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. u. schoemani (Heath, 1994)
Poecilmitis uranus schoemani Heath, 1994; 225, TL: Gifberg Mt., Vanrhynsdorp
Chrysoritis uranus schoemani ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis adonis (Pennington, 1962)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis adonis Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 277, TL: Gydo Mt., Cere
Poecilmitis adonis ; [BAFR, 494]
Chrysoritis adonis ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Zygophyllum sp. [PBSA]

Chrysoritis adonis adonis ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. a. aridimontis Heath & Pringle, 2007
Chrysoritis adonis aridimontis Heath & Pringle, 2007; Metamorphosis 18 (1):, TL: Elandsberg

Chrysoritis brooksi Riley, 1938
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis thysbe brooksi Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 241, TL: Nr Philadelphia, Cape Prov.
Chrysoritis brooksi ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Aspalathus spinosa [PBSA]

Karroo N of Cape Town Poecilmitis brooksi brooksi
Poecilmitis brooksi brooksi ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis brooksi brooksi ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. b. tearei (Dickson, 1966)
S.Cape Poecilmitis brooksi tearei Dickson, 1966; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 218, TL: East of Riversdale
Poecilmitis brooksi tearei ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Chrysoritis brooksi tearei ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis nigricans (Aurivillius, 1924)
Cape. See [About maps] Phasis thysbe var. nigricans Aurivillius, 1924; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 430, TL: Muizen Mts.
Poecilmitis nigricans ; [BAFR, 493]
Chrysoritis nigricans ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Osteospermum polygaloides, Zygophyllum spp., Zygophyllum fulvum [PBSA]

Chrysoritis nigricans nigricans ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. n. zwartbergae (Dickson, 1982)
Poecilmitis nigricans zwartbergae Dickson, 1982; 41, TL: Zwartberg Mts.
Chrysoritis nigricans zwartbergae ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. n. rubrescens Heath & Pringle, 2007
Chrysoritis nigricans rubrescens Heath & Pringle, 2007; Metamorphosis 18 (1):, TL: Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve, 30km NW of Oudtshoorn, Western Cape Prov.

Chrysoritis irene (Pennington, 1968)
S.Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis irene Pennington, 1968; Novos Taxa ent. 56: 3-8, TL: Du Toit's Kloof Pass
Poecilmitis irene ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis irene ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis beulah (Quickelberge, 1966)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis beulah Quickelberge, 1966; Novos Taxa ent. 47 : 3, TL: Nr Steylerville
Chrysoritis beulah ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis perseus (Henning, 1977)
NW.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Poecilmitis perseus Henning, 1977; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 89 (2) : 27, TL: 18km E of Hondeklip Bay
Poecilmitis perseus ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Chrysoritis perseus ; ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Zygophyllum spp. [PBSA]


Chrysoritis azurius (Swanepoel, 1975)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis azurius Swanepoel, 1975; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 123, TL: Roggeveldt Mts.
Poecilmitis azureus[sic] ; [BAFR, 494 (text) (missp.?)]
Chrysoritis azurius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis rileyi (Dickson, 1966)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis rileyi Dickson, 1966; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 241, TL: Cape
Poecilmitis rileyi ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis rileyi ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis thysbe (Linnaeus, 1764)
Cape. See [About maps] Opal Copper
Papilio thysbe Linnaeus, 1764; Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 330, n. 148, TL: Cap. b. Spei. [Cape Peninsula]
Nais splendens Swainson, 1833; Zool. Illustr. (2) 3 (29): pl. 136
= ; [NHM]
Poecilmitis thysbe ; [EBW]; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis thysbe ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Aspalathus spp., Zygophyllum flexuosum, Z. sessilifolium, Z. morgsana, Chrysanthemoides monilifera, Lebeckia plukenetiana [PBSA], Thesium, Osteopermum, (ant Crematogaster peringueyi) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 92

Chrysoritis thysbe thysbe ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. osbecki (Aurivillius, 1882)
Phasis osbecki Aurivillius, 1882
Chrysoritis thysbe osbecki ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. psyche (Pennington, 1967)
Cape Poecilmitis psyche Pennington, 1967; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 29 : 121, TL: Bitterfontein
Poecilmitis psyche ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis thysbe psyche ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. bamptoni (Dickson, 1976)
Cape Poecilmitis bamptoni Dickson, 1976; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (11): 280, TL: Hondeklip Bay
Poecilmitis lyndseyi[sic] Henning, 1979; , TL: 10km N. of Wallekraal, Namaqualand
= ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
Poecilmitis lyndseyae Henning, 1979
Chrysoritis thysbe bamptoni ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Zygophyllum sp., Lebeckia pluketiana [PBSA]

C. t. schloszae (Dickson, 1994)
Poecilmitis thysbe schloszae Dickson, 1994; , TL: Nr Moorreesburg
Chrysoritis thysbe schloszae ; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. whitei (Dickson, 1994)
Poecilmitis whitei Dickson, 1994; , TL: Nr Port Elizabeth
Chrysoritis thysbe whitei ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. t. mithras (Pringle, 1995)
Poecilmitis mithras Pringle, 1995; , TL: Brenton-on-Sea, Nr Knysna
Chrysoritis thysbe mithras ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis pyramus (Pennington, 1953)
SW.Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis pyramus Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 105, TL: Zwartberg Pass
Poecilmitis pyramus Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 274 [female]
Poecilmitis pyramus ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Chrysoritis pyramus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca, (ant Crematogaster peringueyi) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91

Chrysoritis pyramus pyramus ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. balli (Dickson & Henning, 1980)
Poecilmitis balli Dickson & Henning, 1980; 294, TL: Kammanassie Mts., Uniodale
= Chrysoritis pyramus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 91
Chrysoritis pyramus balli ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis beaufortius (Dickson, 1966)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis beaufortius Dickson, 1966; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 109, TL: Nieuwveld Mts.
Chrysoritis beaufortius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca, (ant Crematogaster peringueyi) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87

Poecilmitis beaufortia beaufortia ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis beaufortius beaufortius ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. b. charlesi (Dickson, 1970)
Poecilmitis beaufortia chafffffrlesi Dickson, 1970; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 93, TL: Quagga Fontein, 25 miles N.W. of Sutherland
= Chrysoritis beaufortius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87
Poecilmitis beaufortia charlesi ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis beaufortius charlesi ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. b. stepheni (Dickson, 1966)
Poecilmitis stepheni Dickson, 1966; 294, TL: Hantamsberg, Calvinia
= Chrysoritis beaufortius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87
Poecilmitis kaplani Henning, 1979; 153, TL: Wolfhok, Nr Garies, Namaqualand
= Chrysoritis beaufortius ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 87
= ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
Chrysoritis beaufortius stepheni ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. b. sutherlandensis Heath & Pringle, 2007
Chrysoritis beaufortius sutherlandensis Heath & Pringle, 2007; Metamorphosis 18 (1):, TL: Swaarweerberg, Sutherland

Chrysoritis plutus (Pennington, 1967)
Cape (Swartberg Mts). See [About maps] Poecilmitis plutus Pennington, 1967; Novos Taxa ent. 51: 4, TL: Sevenweekspoort, Zwartberg Mts.
Poecilmitis plutus ; [BAFR, 493]
Chrysoritis plutus ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis pan (Pennington, 1962)
SW.Cape, South Africa (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Poecilmitis pan Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 273, TL: Platrug Farm, Mamesbury Distr.
Poecilmitis pan ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis pan ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]

Larva on Chrysanthemoides incana, Zygophyllum sp. [PBSA], (ant Crematogaster liengmei) Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 90

Chrysoris pan pan ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. lysander (Pennington, 1962)
Poecilmitis lysander Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 275 (?1963), TL: Kamieskroon, Namaqualand Distr.
= Chrysoritis pan ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89
Poecilmitis dicksoni Henning, 1977; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 89 (2) : 25, TL: (preocc. Gabriel, 1947);18km E of Honeklip Bay
Poecilmitis lysander hantamsbergae Dickson, 1978; , TL: Hantamsberg, Calvinia
= Chrysoritis pan pan ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
Poecilmitis atlantica Dickson, 1966; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 181, TL: Leipoldtville, nr Lambert's Bay
= Chrysoritis pan ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89
= Chrysoritis pan pan ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
Chrysoritis williami Heath, 1997; (repl. Poecilmitis dicksoni Henning, 1977), TL: 18km E of Honeklip Bay
= Chrysoritis pan ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89
Poecilmitis dicksoni ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Poecilmitis atlantica ; [BAFR, 493]
Chrysoritis atlanticus ;
Poecilmitis lysander ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis pan f. hantamsbergae ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89
Chrysoritis pan lysander ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):
C. p. henningi (Bampton, 1981)
Poecilmitis henningi Bampton, 1981; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 93 (9-10) : 189, TL: Huis Riv. Pass, nr Claitzdorp
= Chrysoritis pan ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89
Chrysoritis pan henningi ; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis trimeni Riley, 1938
N.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Poecilmitis thysbe trimeni Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 240, TL: Port Nolloth
Poecilmitis trimeni ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis trimeni ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Zygophyllum sp. [PBSA]


Chrysoritis penningtoni (Riley, 1938)
E.Cape (Amatola). See [About maps] Poecilmitis penningtoni Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 239, TL: Gaika's Kop
Poecilmitis penningtoni ; [BAFR, 491]
Chrysoritis penningtoni ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis pelion (Pennington, 1953)
Cape, Natal, Lesotho. See [About maps] Poecilmitis pelion Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 106, TL: Mt Machacha, near Giant's Castle
Poecilmitis pelion ; [BAFR, 492]
Chrysoritis pelion ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis orientalis (Swanepoel, 1976)
Natal. See [About maps] Poecilmitis orientalis Swanepoel, 1976; Ann. Transv. Mus. 30 (12) : 119, TL: Boesmnsnek, Nr Underberg
Chrysoritis orientalis ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Chrysoritis braueri (Pennington, 1967)
Cape. See [About maps] Poecilmitis braueri Pennington, 1967; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 29 : 122, TL: Madeira Hill, Queenstown Dist.
Poecilmitis braueri ; [BAFR, 492 (text)]
Chrysoritis braueri ; Heath, 2001, Metamorphosis 12 (3): 89; [AfrL]; Heath & Pringle, 2007, Metamorphosis 18 (1):

Larva on Zygophyllum sp. [PBSA]



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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
[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!
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1924
Die Gross-Schmetteringe der Erde; 13 Band; Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 1-613, pl. 1-80
Bampton, 1981
Description of a new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the S. Western Cape Province of South Africa Ent. Rec. J. Var. 93 (9-10) : 189-191
Butler, [1898]
On three consignmenets of Butterflies collected in Natal in 1896 and 1897 by Mr. Guy A. K. Marshall Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 835-857, pl. 50
Butler, 1899
The genus Cigaritis and its application Entomologist 32 : 77-78
Dickson, 1965
A new species of Poecilmitis Butler from the western Cape Province J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 27 (2) : 160-162
Dickson, 1966
A new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) form the Great Karroo Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 109-110
Dickson, 1966
A Cape Coastal Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidopera: Lycaenidae) previously unknown Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 181-182
Dickson, 1966
Revisional notes on the Cape Lycaenid Poecilmitis brooksi Riley, with the description of a recently-recognised race of this species Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 217-219
Dickson, 1966
A recently-discovered Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 241-243
Dickson, 1967
A new subspecies of the Cape Lycaenid Poecilmitis felthami (Trimen) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 79 : 65-66
Dickson, 1970
A New Race of the Poecilmitis thysbe (L.) Group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Roggeveld Mountains Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 93-95
Dickson, 1970
A New Race of Poecilmitis pyroeis Trimen (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Eastern Cape Province Ent. Rec. J. Var. 82 : 157-159
Dickson, 1971
A Further New Member of the Poecilmitis thysbe (L.) Group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Roggeveld Mountains Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 1-2
Dickson, 1975
Three New Poecilmitis Butler (Lep.: Lycaenidae) from the South Western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 225-231
Dickson, 1976
Six new Southern African Butterflies Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (11): 273-280, (12): 307-314, 2pls
Dickson & McMaster, 1967
Some Observations on Poecilmitis turneri Riley (Lepidoptera: Lycenidae), with description of a new race Ent. Rec. J. Var. 79 : 209-211
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
Gabriel, 1947
A new species of Phasis from South Africa Entomologist 80 : 60-61
Heath, 1997
A review of African genera of the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Metamorphosis Suppl. 2: 1-60
Heath, 2001
New Synonymies and taxonomic notes on the genus Chrysoritis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Metamorphosis 12 (3): 85-98
Heath & Pringle, 2007
Biological observations and a taxonomic review based on morphological characters in the myrceophilous genus Chrysoritis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Aphnaeini) Metamorphosis 18 (1): -
Henning, 1977
New Species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Namaqualand, Cape, South Africa Ent. Rec. J. Var. 89 (2) : 25-30
Linnaeus, 1764
Museum S'ae R'ae M'tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque Mus. Lud. Ulr.: vi + 720 + [2]
Pennington, 1953
New Species and Subspecies and Other Addtions to the Butterflies of Southern Africa, together with New Records of Little Known Species J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 94-111, pl. 1-2
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, 1967
Descriptions of two new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 29 : 121-123, pl. 1
Pennington, 1967
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke from the North Eastern Cape and a new Species of Poecilmitis Butler from the South Western Cape (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Lycaenidae) Novos Taxa ent. 51: 1-9, 1pl
Pennington, 1968
A new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Rhopalocera) from the South Western Cape Novos Taxa ent. 56: 1-8, 1pl
Quickelberge, 1966
A new species of Poecilmitis Butler from the eastern Cape Novos Taxa ent. 47 : 1-11
Quickelberge, 1972
A Study of Poeclimitis phosphor (Trimen) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 84 : 85-94
Riley, 1938
Description of new or little known South Arican Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera) Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 233-245, 2pls
van Son, 1966
New African butterflies - 3 Ann. Transv. Mus. 25 (4) : 81-89
Stoll, [1781]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (26b-28): 29-90, pl. 305-336 (1780), (29-31): 91-164, pl. 337-372 (1781), (32-32): 165-252, 1-29, pl. 373-400 (1782)
Swainson, 1833
Zoological illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new, rare or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged according to their apparent affinities. Second series Zool. Illustr. (2) 1: 1-30, pl. 1-30 (1829), 1: 31-45, pl. 31-45 (1830), 2 (11): 46-50, pl. 46-50, 2 (12): 51-55, pl. 51-55, 2 (13): 56-60, pl. 56-60, 2 (14): 61-65, pl. 61-65, 2 (15): 66-70, pl. 66-70, 2 (16): 71-75, pl. 71-75, 2 (17): 76-80, pl. 76-80, 2 (18): 81-85, pl. 81-85 (1831), 2 (19): 86-90, pl. 86-90, 2 (20): 91, pl. 91 (1832), 3 (21): 92-96, pl. 92-96 (1832), 3 (22): 97-101, pl. 97-101, 3 (23): 102-106, pl. 102-106, 3 (24): 107-111, pl. 107-111, 3 (25): 112-116, pl. 112-116, 3 (26): 117-121, pl. 117-121, 3 (27): 122-126, pl. 122-126, 3 (28): 127-131, pl. 127-131, 3 (29): 132-136, pl. 132-136 (1833)
Swanepoel, 1975
A new species of Poecilmitis from the Roggeveldt mountains of the Cape Province (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Ent. Rec. J. Var. 87 : 123-124
Swanepoel, 1976
A new species of Poecilmitis Butler from the Drakensberg, Natal (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Ann. Transv. Mus. 30 (12) : 119-120
Tite & Dickson, 1973
The genus Aloides and allied genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 29 (5) : 225-280, 5pls
Trimen, 1866
Rhopalocera Africae Australis; A catalogue of South African Butterflies: comprising descriptions of all the known species ... Rhopal. Afr. Austr. : 1-353, pl. 1-6
Trimen, 1864
Descriptions of some New Species of Butterflies found in Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 175-180
Trimen, 1868
On some undescribed Species of South Africa Butterflies, including a new Genus of Lycaenidae Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 69-96, pl. 5-6
Trimen, 1874
On some new species of South African Lycaenidae Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 329-342
Trimen, 1887
South-African Butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2 South-African Butts 2 : 1-242, pl. 7-9
Trimen, 1891
On some recent additions to the list of South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1) : 169-178
Trimen, 1904
On some new or imperfectly known forms of some South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904 (2) : 231-246, pl. 19-20


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