ArgyrophorusAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Argyrophorus argenteus
- Argyrophorus blanchardi
- Argyrophorus n. sp. 2
- Argyrophorus n. sp. 3
Argyrophorus argenteus is the spectacular "silver satyr" of central Chile, the males of which possess metallic scales on their dorsal surface that make them flash like polished metal. They are extremely difficult to capture, flying rapidly and diving into clumps of bunch grass (the likely larval hostplant). A. blanchardi and the other two undescribed species are from remote Andean regions.
Lamas, G. (ed.) 2004 Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
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