The Lady's MaidNiklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
A monotypic African genus which is sister-taxon to the Oriental Rhinopalpa, neither of which is closely-related to any other Nymphalinae. This species was originally described in Lycaenidae! It is likely a mimic of Acraea spp. (Larsen, 2005).
Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.
Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.
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