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Genus Palla: A purely Afrotropical genus consisting of four species with only one so far recorded at Semuliki: P. violinitens. A very scarce butterfly with only a male ever trapped. A second species P. ussheri has been recorded in Masindi District in Uganda and in the DRC Semliki Valley and Ituri Forest (Ducarme, 2018) so will more than likely also be present at Semuliki.


Palla violinitens (male, upper and underside) 


Palla violinitens (female, upperside) 


Palla violinitens (female, underside) 

Specific genus site links, references and bibliography:

The publication (Butterflies of the World) listed below is available from and

Turlin, B., (2014). Palla and Euxanthe.. Butterflies of the World, Part 40, Nymphalidae 24. (Text Supplement 23), Bauer and Frankenbach, Keltern.

Williams, M.C., (2020). Genus Palla. A section of Afrotropical Butterflies (17th Edition). Publication is available from Lepidopterists' Society of Africa website

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