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Nepheronia Butler, 1870
Vagrants
Nepheronia Butler, 1870; Cistula ent. 1 (3) : 38, 53, TS: Pieris idotea Boisduval
Leuceronia Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 256, TS: Callidryas buquetii Boisduval
Lepteronia Stoneham, 1957; Bull. Stoneham Mus. (70): [?], TS: Eronia pharis Boisduval
Lepteronia (Pierinae) ; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7
Nepheronia (Pierinae) ; Moore, [1881], Lepid. Ceylon 1 (4): 138; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7
Nepheronia ; [AfrL]

Nepheronia argia (Fabricius, 1775)
AF. See [About maps] Large Vagrant
Papilio argia Fabricius, 1775; Syst. Ent.: 470
Pieris idotea Boisduval, [1836]; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 1 : 441 [= ♀ form]
Nepheronia argia ; [EBW]; [BK, 125, pl. 5]; [AfrL]

Larva on Cassipurea ruwenzorensis, Ritchiea [BK]

Senegal - Cameroun, Zaire, N.Uganda Eronia argia f. semiflava Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 262
Eronia argia f. mixta Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 262
Eronia argia f. sulphurea Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 262
poppea Donovan, 1824; Nat. Repos. 2: pl. 54, f. 2
Nepheronia argia argia ; [BAFR, 56]
Nepheronia argia argia f. sulphurea ; [BAFR, 57, fig. (f.form)]
Nepheronia argia argia f. idotea ; [BAFR, 57, fig. (f.form)]
Nepheronia argia argia f. poppea ; [BAFR, 57, fig. (f.form)]
Nepheronia argia argia f. semiflava ; [BAFR, 57, fig. (f.form)]
Nepheronia argia argia ; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7, pl. 7, f. 11-13; [AfrL]
N. a. argolisia (Stoneham, 1957)
Uganda, NW.Tanzania, W.Kenya Nepheronia argia argolisia ; [BAFR, 56 (text)]; [AfrL]
N. a. mhondana (Suffert, 1904)
E.Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, N.Mozambique Eronia argia mhondana Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 86, TL: Mhonda, Deutsch-Ost-Africa
Nepheronia argia mhondana ; [BAFR, 56]; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7, pl. 7, f. 14; [AfrL]
N. a. varia (Trimen, 1864)
Transkei, Natal, Moçambique, Transvaal, Rhodesia Eronia varia Trimen, 1864; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 175
Eronia argia giara Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 87, TL: E. Africa
Eronia argia aurora Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 87, TL: Mozambique
Eronia argia virescens Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 87
argia f. oraria Van Son, 1949 [f]
argia f. hemicrocea Van Son, 1949 [f]
Nepheronia argia varia ; [BAFR, 56 (text)]; [AfrL]

Larva on (East Africa) Cassipurea ruwenzorensis [PBSA]

N. a. variegata Henning, 1994
Nepheronia argia variegata ; [AfrL]

Nepheronia buquetii (Boisduval, 1836)
coastal (Knysna - Transkei - Zululand - Moçambique), Tropical Africa (dry parts). See [About maps] Plain Vagrant Buquet's Vagrant
Callidryas buquetii Boisduval, 1836; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 1 : 607
Eronia buqueti adam Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 89, TL: Mhonda
Nepheronia buqueti ; [EBW]
Nepheronia buquetii ; [AfrL]

Larva on Azima tetracantha [PBSA], Salvadora persica [BK]

Senegal - Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia - Mozambique - E.Rhodesia - Natal Nepheronia buquetii buquetii ; [BAFR, 58]
Nepheronia buqueti buqueti ; [BK, 126]
Nepheronia buquetii buquetii ; [AfrL]
N. b. buchanani (Rothschild, 1921)
N.Nigeria (Aïr) Nepheronia buquetii buchanani ; [BAFR, 58 (text)]; [AfrL]
N. b. pauliani Bernardi, 1958
W.Madagascar, S.Madagascar (dry areas) Nepheronia buqueti pauliani Bernardi, 1958
Nepheronia buquetii pauliani ; [BAFR, 58 (text)]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Nepheronia pharis (Boisduval, 1836)
Sierra Leone - W.Kenya, Tanzania. See [About maps] Pieris chione Doubleday, 1844; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 14 (93) : 421, TL: Sierra Leone
= ; [NHM]
Nepheronia pharis ; [EBW]
Lepteronia pharis ;
Nepheronia pharis ; [BAFR, 58]; [AfrL]
Lepteronia pharis pharis
Lepteronia pharis pharis ; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7, pl. 8, f. 2
Nepheronia pharis pharis ; [AfrL]
N. p. silvanus (Stoneham, 1957)
Nepheronia pharis silvanus ; [BK, 126, pl. 5]; [AfrL]

Nepheronia thalassina (Boisduval, 1836)
Rhodesia, Transvaal, Swaziland, Zululand, Moçambique, South West Africa, Nigeria. See [About maps] Cambridge Vagrant Blue Vagrant
Pieris thalassina Boisduval, 1836
Nepheronia thalassina ; [EBW]; [BK, 126, pl. 5]; [AfrL]

Larva on (East Africa) Hippocrates obtusifolia [PBSA]

Senegal - Nigeria Nepheronia thalassina thalassina ; [BAFR, 58]; [AfrL]
N. t. sinalata (Suffert, 1904)
Ethiopia - E.Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, South Africa Eronia thalassina sinalata Suffert, 1904; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 88, TL: Dar-es-Salaam
Nepheronia thalassina sinalata ; [BAFR, 58 (text)]; Winhard, 2000, Butterflies of the world, 10: 7, pl. 7, f. 15; [AfrL]
N. t. verulanus (Ward, 1871)
Cameroun - Zaire, W.Uganda - N.Angola Pieris verulanus Ward, 1871; Ent. mon. Mag. 8 : 59, TL: Cameroons
Nepheronia thalassina verulanus ; [BAFR, 58 (text)]; [AfrL]

?Nepheronia usambara (Aurivillius, 1907)
Tangajika? Eronia usambara Aurivillius, 1907; Ark. Zool. 3 (19) : 6
Nepheronia usambara ; [EBW]


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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
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[LAMAS-NEO]
Gerardo Lamas; Bibliography of butterflies; An Annocated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skipper (Lepididoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea); Revised Electronic Edition (2007)
[MadL]
Lees, D.C., Kremen, C. and Raharitsimba, H. 2003; in S.M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead (eds.), The Natural History of Madagascar; Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist: : pp. 762-793; University of Chicago Press. 1709 pp.
[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, 1895
Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Insektenfaun von Kamerun. 2. Tagfalter Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 195-220, : 255-268
Aurivillius, 1907
Diagnosen neuer Lepidopteren aus Afrika Ark. Zool. 3 (19) : 1-7
Boisduval, 1836
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptéres. Tome Premier Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 1 : 1-690, pl. 1-24
Butler, 1870
A revision of the Genera of the Sub-family Pierinae Cistula ent. 1 (3) : 33-58, pl. 1-4
Donovan, 1824
Naturalist's repository, or miscellany of exotic natural history exhibiting .. specimens of foreign birds, insects, shells, & c. Nat. Repos. 1: 198pp, pl. 1-36 (1822-1823), 2: 236pp, pl. 37-72 (1823-1824), 3: 104pp, pl. 73-108 (1824-1825), 4: 113pp, pl. 109-144 (1825-1826), 5: 98pp, pl. 145-180 (1826-1827)
Doubleday, 1844
Descriptions of some new Species of Butterflies in the Collection of British Museum Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 14 (93) : 415-421
Fabricius, 1775
Systema Entomologiae, sistens Insectorum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, Adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Descriptionibus, Observationibus. Syst. Ent.: 832pp
Moore, [1881]
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Lepid. Ceylon 1 (1): 1-40, pl. 1-18 (Dec 1880), (2): 41-80, pl. 19-36 (Jan 1881), (3): 81-136, pl. 37-54 (Jun 1881), (4): 137-190, pl. 55-71 (Dec 1881)
Stoneham, 1957
Two new generic names, and new subspecies and forms of Pieridae Bull. Stoneham Mus. (70) : 1-3
Suffert, 1904
Neue afrikansche Tagfalter aus dem kön. zool. Museum, Berlin, und meiner Sammlung Dt. Ent. Z. Iris 17 (1) : 12-107, pl. 1-3
Trimen, 1864
Descriptions of some New Species of Butterflies found in Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 175-180
Ward, 1871
Descriptions of new species of African diurnal Lepidoptera Ent. mon. Mag. 8 : 34-36, 58-60, 81-82, 118-122
Winhard, 2000
Pieridae I Butterflies of the world, 10: (1) 40pp, (2) 48pls


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