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Daedalma Hewitson 1858

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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taxon links [up-->]Daedalma rubroreducta [up-->]Daedalma fraudata [up-->]Daedalma vertex [up-->]Daedalma adamsi [up-->]Daedalma eliza [up-->]Daedalma drusilla [up-->]Daedalma parvomaculata [up-->]Daedalma dinias [up-->]Daedalma inconspicua [up-->]Daedalma boliviana [up-->]Daedalma dognini [down<--]Pronophilina Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Pronophilina


A montane neotropical genus, occurring in the Andean cloud forest from Venezuela to Bolivia. The different species groups appear to replace one another in elevational bands. Larvae of several species have been reared on Chusquea (Poaceae) (Pyrcz et al., 2011).


Members of the genus are immediately recognizable by the relatively long "tails" on the hind wings.Many species exhibit an orange or rust-colored postmedial bar on the dorsal forewing. Prycz et al. (2011) provides a detailed revision of the genus, with genitalic characters that distinguish the species in addition to the diagnostic wing-pattern features that are discussed on the species pages here.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The hypothesis of relationships is based on discursive species-group designations by Pyrcz et al. (2011). A phylogenetic analysis has not been performed.


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

Pyrcz, T.W., Greeney, H.F., Willmott, K.R., Wojtusiak, J. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the genus Daedalma Hewitson with the descriptions of twenty new taxa and the immature stages of two species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa 2898: 1-68.

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Scientific Name Daedalma adamsi
Location Ecuador: Bellavista
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Adams' Satyr (Daedalma parvomaculata adamsi)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Kim Garwood
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