Catonephele acontius described in PapilioAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis neotropical species was described five different times in the 1770's - perhaps due to its marked sexual dimorphism.
CharacteristicsMales of this species and C. orites possess a tuft of long androconial scales on the underside of the forewing, which is accompanied by a convex anal forewing margin that is not present in other members of the genus.
Other Names for Catonephele acontius described in Papilio
- Papilio antiochus
- Papilio medea
- Papilio chione
- Papilio eupalemon
- Catonephele eupalemaena
- Catonephele acontius exquisitus
- Catonephele acontius caeruleus
Lamas, G., Ed. (2004) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville, Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
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