Hesperiidae of Rondônia, Brazil: Drephalys, with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae).

G. T. Austin


Five species of Drephalys (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) occur in the Cacaulandia area, Rondônia, Brazil: D. phoenice, D. oriander, D. alcmon, D. croceus n. sp., and D. tortus n. sp. Genitalia of the male of D. oriander, female of D. phoenice, and both sexes of D. croceus, D. tortus, D. alcmon, and, for comparison, D. dumeril are illustrated, those of females and new species for the first time. Drephalys appears as a number of species groups defined by genitalic morphology.


distribution; Drephalys croceus n. sp.; Drephalys tortus n. sp.; Formicidae; French Guiana; genitalia; Guatemala; Guyana; Hymenoptera; Neotropical; Peru; South America; Surinam; taxonomy

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