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Polyptychia C. & R. Felder 1874

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

Introduction

A sexually dimorphic South American genus, occurring on the Guiana Shield and in Amazonia. Larvae feed on Passiflora (Astrophea). Miller (2009) notes a third, undescribed species from Rond˘nia, Brazil.

Characteristics

Polyptychia spp. are the only dioptines with white, hairlike androconial scales on the hind femora and tibiae, and also in two patches of androconial scales on the forewings (of males). The forewing venation of both sexes is also distinctive (Miller 2009).

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 Polyptychia hermieri
Location French Guiana, Piste Coralie km 57.5
Comments reared on Passiflora candida
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 27)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By James S. Miller
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection AMNH
Type Holotype
Collector J. S. Miller (reared)
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Scientific Name Polyptychia hermieri
Location French Guiana, Piste Coralie 10
Comments collected at light
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 27)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By James S. Miller
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection B. Hermier collection
Type Paratype
Collector Bernard Hermier
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