#R, Modat Valley, Bogosland, Eritrea.
Precise distribution uncertain, and relationship with some congeners unclear. May be close to B. molitor, to which similar acoustically, and in E of range could in fact be largely confined to Ethiopian highlands and separated from that species by a band of semi-desert low country, which is occupied to a certain extent by B. perkeo. Possibility of N–S intergradation of present species with B. erlangeri in general area of Chad–Central African Republic–W Sudan has been suggested; males of the two are extremely similar (old specimens from NE DRCongo cannot be reliably identified) and they may have been confused in Sudan, but according to one author they are separable in Ethiopia by wing length. Proposed race somaliensis (Somalia) included in bella, which itself is sometimes merged into nominate. Four subspecies recognized.
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