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Phintia Walker 1854

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Josiini

Introduction

A small lowland Amazonian genus of two described species, one widespread in Amazonia and one known from southeastern Peru and Bolivia. Miller (2009) reports a third, undescribed species from Veracruz, Mexico. Adults are diurnal, but rare and difficult to collect. Life history of the genus is unknown.

Characteristics

Phintia spp. are the only josiines in which the males exhibit greatly elongated, elbowed labial palpi with a tuft of scales reaching the vertex of the head (a feature present, but independently derived in dioptines such as Erbessa). The head with the large labial palpus and wing venation are illustrated below.

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Phintia broweri. © 2009 James S. Miller

References

Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.

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Scientific Name Phintia podarce
Location Peru: Madre de Dios, Tambopata Reserve, 1251'S, 6918'W, 200 m.
Comments day collecting
Reference Miller JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates. (Plate 31)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By James S. Miller
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection AMNH
Type Holotype
Collector AVZ Brower
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Miller, James S. and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2009. Phintia Walker 1854. Version 10 September 2009 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Phintia/138587/2009.09.10 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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