Amerila puella (Fabricius) ssp. rothi (Rothschild)

Male. Fw colour darker than in the nominate subspecies, greyish brown; hw distinctly pinkish, the apex generally dark; otherwise as in the nominate subspecies.
Female. Unknown.

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Male genitalia
As in the nominate subspecies.
West Africa; southern Nigeria, Cameroon.
Rhodogastria rothi Rothschild, 1910: 183. Lectotype male (here designated) : Warri, v.97, (Dr.Roth) / Rhodogastria rothi Rothsch. Type / Rothschild Bequest, B.M.1939-1. / Type / Arctiidae genitalia slide No. 4392 [BMNH; abdomen dissected]. Type locality: NIGERIA: Warri. Comb.n.
Additional material examined. NIGERIA: Warri, iv.1897, Dr.Roth (1 male, BMNH, paralectotypus); Niger C.P., Warri, ii.1906, Dr.Roth (1 male, BMNH); Niger, Ase, (2 males, BMNH), 5.viii.1901 (2 males, BMNH); Niger, Agberi, (1 male, BMNH); S.Nigeria, Ahoada, 9.ii.1927 (1 male, BMNH). CAMEROON: Beide Mandah, 13.-16.x.1950 (1 female, ZMUC).