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Necyria bellona Westwood 1859

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Necyria


A widespread, geographically variable species occurring on both sides of the Andes from Colombia to Peru.

Geographical races/subspecies

Necyria bellona bellona Westwood, 1851 (Bolivia)
     = Necyria bellina Westwood, [1851] misspelling
     = Necyria enyo Seitz, 1913

Necyria bellona ahrenholzi Lamas, 2003 (Peru)

Necyria bellona gerhardi Mengel, 1902 ("Peru")

Necyria bellona juturna Hewitson, 1869 (Colombia, eastern slope of Cordillera Oriental)

Necyria bellona manco Saunders, 1859 (Colombia, western slope of Cordillera Oriental)
    = Necyria fulminatrix C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861
    = Necyria lindigii C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862
    = Necyria butleria H. Druce, 1874
    = Necyria manco f. aurantiaca Seitz, 1917 nomen nudu

Necyria bellona incendiaria Thieme, 1907 (Colombia, western Cordillera Central)

Necyria bellona saundersii (Hewitson, [1854]) (eastern Colombia and Ecuador) (described in Erycina)
    = Necyria hewitsonii Saunders, 1859

Necyria bellona westwoodi Hopffer, 1874 (Peru)
    = Necyria westwoodi f. obliterata Stichel, 1916

Necyria bellona whitelyiana H. Druce, 1874 (Peru)

Necyria bellona zaneta Hewitson, 1875 (Colombia, Chocó)


Salazar Escobar, J.A., Constantino, L.M.,Rodriguez, G. 2008. Estudios sobre el genero Necyria Westwood 1851 en Colombia (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Boletin Cientifico del Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de Caldas 12, 217-237.

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Scientific Name Necyria bellona
Location Ecuador: Milpe Road
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Bellona Metalmark (Necyria bellona)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2004 Kim Garwood
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