Taxonomy and biogeography of Archaeoprepona demophoon in Mexico, with description of a new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae).

J. Llorente-Bousquets, H. Descimon, K. Johnson


Archaeoprepona demophoon mexicana, new subsp. (montane Pacific Slope of Mexico, Oaxaca to Nayarit) is differentiated from Archaeoprepona demophoon gulina Fruhstorfer (eastern Tamaulipas southward through Atlantic and Pacific slopes of San Luis Potosi to Chiapas, to Colombia). The taxa reflect the major vicariance pattern in tropical Mexico - a segregate in the east and southeast and another in the south and west. Data on character variation, phenology and ecology are provided.


Archaeoprepona demophoon mexicana; new subsp.; biogeography; Central America; Colombia; Costa Rica; distribution; Honduras; Neotropical; Prepona; South America; taxonomy; vicariance

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