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Genus Brakefieldia: There are 13 species of this Afrotropical genus of which 4 are recorded in Uganda: B. peitho, B. ubenica, B. phaea and B. perspicua. 2 have so far been recorded at Semuliki; B. peitho and B. phaeaB. peitho was a commonly sampled species and site-specific, predominantly trapped at the Kirumya site. B. phaea was sampled only once, in the grassland.

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Brakefieldia peitho (easily identified from the underside markings) 

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Brakefieldia phaea (underside) 

Specific genus site links, references and bibliography:

Nymphalidae.Net provides a detailed taxonomic overview of the Subtribe Mycalesina. Subtribe Mycalesina (Wahlberg, N).

Williams, M.C., (2020). Genus Brakefieldia. A section of Afrotropical Butterflies (17th Edition). Publication is available from Lepidopterists' Society of Africa website https://www.lepsocafrica.org/?p=publications&s=atb.

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