A new Copaxa from Guatemala (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Saturniinae).

K. L. Wolfe, C. Lemaire


Copaxa evelynae n. sp. is described from the province of Zacapa in southeastern Guatemala. It is closely related to Copaxa cvdippe (Druce), and like C. cydippe, is a montane species associated with cloud forest containing pines. Male and female genitalia are figured, individual variation and the habitat are illustrated in color, known distribution is indicated, and specific characters are discussed and compared with those of C. cydippe.

Se describe Copaxa evelynae sp. nov. de la provincia de Zacapa en el sureste de Guatemala. Muestra estrecho parentesco con Copaxa cydippe (Druce), e igual a C. cydippe es una especie montanez asociada con el bosque neblinoso que contenga pinos. Se figuran los genitales de macho y hembra, se ilustran a colores algunas variaciones individuates y el habitat, se indica su distribution conocida y se discuten y comparan sus caracteres especificos en comparacion con los de C. cydippe.


Argentina; Copaxa evelynae n. sp.; distribution; habitat destruction; Honduras; Lauraceae; Mesoamerica; Mexico; taxonomy

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