Notes on Memphis aulica in Costa Rica, with a description of the female (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae).

B. Finegan


The taxonomic status of Memphis aulica Röber is reviewed and the female of this species described and illustrated for the first time. It is concluded that in spite of a long history of doubts expressed by several authors, this is a clearly distinct species.

Se revisa la situación taxonómica de Memphis aulica Röber y se describe e ilustra por primera vez, la hembra de esta especie. Se concluye que a pesar de una larga historia de dudas expresadas por varios autores, esta es una especie muy bien diferenciada.


Adelpha; biology; Central America; Chiapas; Chiriquí; Colombia; hostplants; Euphorbiaceae; Guatemala; immature stages; larvae; Lauraceae; Mesoamerica; Mexico; Neotropical; Panama; Piperaceae; taxonomy

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Tropical Lepidoptera Research

The Florida OJ service is provided through the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC), and the George A. Smathers Libraries. | FLVC Privacy Policy.