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Adelpha iphiclus (Linnaeus 1758) described in Papilio

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Adelpha


A common Adelpha species, occurring in lowland forests from Mexico to Paraguay. Willmott (2003) states that it is very closely-related to, and sometimes indistinguishable from, Adelpha iphicleola.

Other Names for Adelpha iphiclus (Linnaeus 1758) described in Papilio


Willmott, K.R. (2003) The genus Adelpha: its systematics, biology and biogeography (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidini), Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FLA

Willmott, K.R. & Hall, J.P.W. (1999) Taxonomic notes on Ecuadorean Adelpha, with the description of two new species and seven new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae). Tropical Lepidoptera 10, 1-17.

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Scientific Name Adelpha iphiclus (?)
Location COLOMBIA: Meta, Sierra de la Macarena, Caño Cristales
Comments Willmott (2003) states that Colombian A. iphiclus and A. iphicleola are indistinguishable. I based the ID on the tapering of the white band towards the costal margin of the forewing - perhaps not an informative character!
Acknowledgements used by permission, granted to AVZB 5/18/11
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By A. V. Z. Brower
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Copyright © 2010 Mike Chapman
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