Anticoreura salmoni described in Coreura Walker, 1865 (Arctiidae)James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionAn enigmatic species known only from the holotype female, collected in northwestern Colombia in the late 1800's. Phylogenetic placement within Dioptini is uncertain. It may belong to a mimicry complex with local Heliconius erato and H. melpomene butterflies (Nymphalidae).
CharacteristicsA large dioptine with iridescent bluish wings and a reddish transverse forewing band, unique in Dioptinae (although a very close mimic of various ctenuchine arctiids).
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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