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Pedaliodes Butler 1867

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Pronophilina


The montane neotropical Pedaliodes may be the most diverse genus of butterflies, and is certainly among the least well understood. Lamas (2004) lists 246 species, of which 98 were undescribed. Pyrcz and colleagues have lately described 14.


Adams MJ. 1986. Pronophiline butterflies (Satyridae) of the three Andean cordilleras of Colombia. Zool. J. Linn.Soc. 87: 235-320.

Adams MJ, and Bernard GI. 1977. Pronophiline butterflies (Satyridae) of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Syst. Ent. 2: 263-281.

Adams MJ, and Bernard GI. 1979. Pronophiline butterflies (Satyridae) of the Serranía de Valledupar, Colombia-Venezuela border. Syst. Ent. 4: 95-118.

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

Pyrcz TW. 2004. Pronophiline butterflies of the highlands of Chachapoyas in northern peru: faunal survey, diversity and distribution patterns (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Genus 15: 455-622.

Pyrcz T, and Viloria AL. 1999. Contribution to the knowledge of Ecuadorian Pronophilini, Part 1; new pedaliodines (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus 10: 117-150.

Pyrcz TW, and Viloria AL. 1999. Mariposas de la tribu Pronophilini de la Reserva Forestal Tambito, Cordillera Occidental, Colombia. Primera parte. Convergencia de los patrones de coloración en mariposas andinas: siete nuevas especies del género Pedaliodes Butler, 1867 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). SHILAP Revta. Lepid. 27: 173-187.

Thieme O. 1905. Monographie der Gattung Pedaliodes Butl. (Lepidoptera Rhopalocera. Satyridae). Berl. Entom. Zeitschr. 49: 43-141, plates 1-3.

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Scientific Name Pedaliodes pelinna
Location Ecuador, Podocarpus National Park, Cajanuma
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Pelinna Satyr (Pedaliodes pelinna)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Kim Garwood
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