A New Automeris from the Manantlan Reserve in Mexico (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Hemileucinae)

Manuel A. Balcazar-Lara


Automeris manantlanensis new sp. is described from the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de Manantlán between Jalisco and Colima states in western Mexico. It belongs to the Automeris io group, and is the darkest species in the group. Male and female genitalia are figured, and specific characters are compared with those of closely related species.

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