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Blepolenis catharinae (Stichel 1902) described in Opsiphanes

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Blepolenis


Endemic to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, Paraná to Santa Catarina. Penz et al. (2011) note that specimens were collected at fruit-baited traps.


Similar to B. batea, but males may be distinguished by the absence of the androconial hairpencil in the HW discal cell.

Other Names for Blepolenis catharinae (Stichel 1902) described in Opsiphanes


Casagrande, MM. 2004. Brassolini. In Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Penz, C.M., Mohammadi, N.,Wahlberg, N. 2011. Neotropical Blepolenis butterflies: wing pattern elements, phylogeny, and Pleistocene diversification (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zootaxa 2897: 1-17.

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