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Oxynetra C. Felder & R. Felder 1862

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Oxynetrina


A small neotropical genus with notable sexual dimorphism of wing shape and coloration.  The female of O. hopfferi illustrated above was originally described as a different genus and species (Dis annulatus) by Mabille (1890). A Costa Rican sibling species, O. stangelandi, was recently described based on DNA barcode sequences (Grishin et al. 2013) from cloud forest on Volcan Cacao in the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Other Names for Oxynetra C. Felder & R. Felder 1862


Grishin, N.V., Burns, j.M., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W. & Hajibabaei, M. (2013) Oxynetra: facies and DNA barcodes point to a new species from Costa Rica (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae: Pyrrhopygini). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 67, 1-14.

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

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Scientific Name Oxynetra hopfferi
Reference Godman FD, and Salvin O. 1879-1901 (1881). Biologia Centrali-Americana. Taylor & Francis, London Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera plate 74
Specimen Condition colored lithograph of pinned specimens
Identified By A. Godman/A. Brower
Sex male above, female below
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Biol. Centr. Am. Rhopalocera Tab. 74
Source Collection Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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