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

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