Julodis aequinoctialis (Olivier, 1790)

Many subspecies of Julodis aequinoctialis were separated and are now considered good species, like J.lucasi, J.bleusei, J.marmottani. It lives around Western Sahara. Julodis aequinoctialis deserticola is probably just a form (morpho), and not a subspecies. It and specimens of nominal species live togheter in the same places and season, on the same bushes, with many intermediate forms.

Julodis aequinoctialis

Julodis aequinoctialis (Olivier, 1790) (det. M. Gigli)

S. MAROC: Zagora - Legit M. Gigli 

Distribution: 
MAROC - ALGERIA - TUNISIA? - SENEGAL - NIGER

Julodis aequinoctialis deserticola

Julodis aequinoctialis ssp. deserticola (Fairmaire, 1859) (det.?)

ALGERIA: Ghardaia - Legit J. & M. Slama 

Distribution: 
NORTH AFRICA (MAROC - ALGERIA)

Julodis aequinoctialis harterti

Julodis aequinoctialis ssp. harterti (Thery, 1928) (det.M.Gigli)

LIBYA: Cyrenaica - Legit J.C.Ringenbach 

Distribution: 
LIBYA

 

Photo J.C.Ringenbach