Atlas of African Lepidoptera

Record details

LepiMAP:   582581
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2330CA
Observer:   Altenroxel Bernardine Alice
Date of record:   2015-11-12
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Unfortunately dead, but still in relatively good condition. Due to the wings being folded, one wing had to be cut away to reveal the wing underside. The location where the butterfly was found is within relative close proximity to Buffelsberg.
Last updated:   2015-11-12 21:31:05
Sp. code:   452240
Species name:   Iolaus nasisii
Common name:   Zimbabwe yellow-banded sapphire -- Zimbabwe-geelstreep-saffier
Family:   LYCAENIDAE
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Iolaus nasisii?
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LepiMAP-582581
VM-number: 582581 - photo: 1
VM-number: 582581 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Steve Woodhall
Comment:   This is probably the most amazing record the VM has yet produced. We were in the process of declaring this a 'doubtful record' in SA. It was actually quoted as being found near Buffelsberg on its host plant. None of us believed the guy who claimed to have reared it from there, now we have to reconsider!
Date:   2015-11-12 20:08:58
Species name:   Iolaus nasisii -- Zimbabwe yellow-banded sapphire; Zimbabwe-geelstreep-saffier
Species code:   452240
Comment number:   2
By:   Mark Williams
Comment:   I always did believe Isak! Well done Bernadine!!
Date:   2015-11-12 21:32:38
Species name:   Iolaus nasisii -- Zimbabwe yellow-banded sapphire; Zimbabwe-geelstreep-saffier
Species code:   452240
Comment number:   3
By:   Andre Coetzer
Comment:   Amazing record!
Date:   2015-11-13 07:50:22
Species name:   Iolaus nasisii -- Zimbabwe yellow-banded sapphire; Zimbabwe-geelstreep-saffier
Species code:   452240

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