A new species of Chaetocneme Felder, 1860 from Papua New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

Chris J. Müller

Abstract


A new skipper butterfly Chaetocneme richardsi n. sp., from the Upper Sepik, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, is described and figured. The new species lacks a forewing costal fold and is compared with putative related species in the helirius and tenuis species groups of Chaetocneme Felder, 1860, particularly the Bismarckian endemic C. sombra Evans, 1934.

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