Bicyclus brakefieldi (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), a new species of Bicyclus from the Congo River basin.

O. Brattström


A new species of Bicyclus is described from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The species belongs to the ignobilis species-group, but has different androconial structure and slightly different wing pattern. Genitalia differences are very small as is expected within most Bicyclus species-groups. Comparison with the other known species in the ignobilis-group and discussion of biogeography of the different species are provided.


Bicyclus; androconia; genitalia; morphology

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