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

B. Finegan

Abstract


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.


Keywords


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

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