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Arcas cypria (Geyer 1837) described in Theritas

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Arcas


A large, showy hairstreak endemic to Central America and the western slopes of the Andes.  Larval hostplants include Ochroma, Luehea, and Trichospermum (Malvaceae) (Robbins et al. 2012).

Other Names for Arcas cypria (Geyer 1837) described in Theritas


Robbins, R. K., A. R. P. Martins, et al. (2012). "Loss of male secondary sexual structures in allopatry in the neotropical buttefly genus Arcas (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini)." Insect Syst. Evol. 43: 35-45.

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