Une nouvelle espèce du genre Automeris de Colombie Orientale (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).

C. Lemaire, A. R. Amarillo-S.


Automeris iguaquensis, new sp., is described from eastern Colombia, Boyaca, Santuario Nacional de Flora y Fauna de Iguaque, 2400m where it was first collected in 1989 by the junior author. It belongs to a small group of Automeris which is endemic to the cloud forest on eastern and western slopes of the Andes, at elevations from 2000-3000m. Automeris iguaquensis differs from its closest relatives in several characters of the habitus and in the male genitalia.


Automeris iguaquensis new sp.; Colombia; cloud forest; Ecuador; Hemileucinae; Neotropical

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