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Fuscocimex caecus Austin 2008

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Carcharodini


A monotypic genus described from three specimens collected near Cacaulandia, Rond˘nia, Brazil. The species is a medium-sized brown skipper, superficially similar to many other neotropical species.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Austin (2008) hypothesizes that Fuscocimex belongs to a group of neotropical Carcharodini including Cyclosemia, Morvina, Myrinia, Ocella, and Xispia, based upon the lack of a costal fold and a tuft of elongated scales near the base of FW vein Sc+R1. A formal analysis has not been performed.


Austin, G. T. 2008 Hesperiidae of Rond˘nia, Brazil: a new genus and species of Carcharodini (Pyrginae). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 158, 1-7.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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