In limbo no longer: a new genus for a rare Amazonian skipper, Telles pyrex

Andrew D. Warren, Diego R. Dolibaina, Nick V. Grishin


The male of the rare Amazonian skipper Telles pyrex Evans, 1955 is described and illustrated for the first time. This species has been without a generic affiliation, incertae sedis, since 2009. The generic placement of this species is investigated, considering characters from the male genitalia, wings, and DNA barcodes. Pseudorphe A. Warren & Dolibaina gen. nov. is proposed to accommodate this species, placed in the tribe Calpodini.


Amazon, Calpodini, genitalia, modified scales, monotypic

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