Mesene nepticula stigmosa Stichel, 1910

Dolibaina, Diego Rodrigo, Dias, Fernando Maia Silva, Siewert, Ricardo Russo, Mielke, Olaf Hermann Hendrik & Casagrande, Mirna Ma, 2016, Mesene Doubleday (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil, with taxonomic notes and the description of a new species, Zootaxa 4175 (5), pp. 463-472: 466

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4175.5.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:648A980C-D77F-49B8-AE4F-D478B6756995

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BC0E87DA-B561-DB7C-6CD7-B4F5FE10F9E9

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Plazi

scientific name

Mesene nepticula stigmosa Stichel, 1910
status

 

Mesene nepticula stigmosa Stichel, 1910 

( Figs 5–8View FIGURES 1 – 32, 35View FIGURES 33 – 40, 41View FIGURES 41 – 45)

Eight males and two females of this taxon were collected on the hilltop of the PNSD in 2014. All specimens were observed from mid-afternoon to sunset, flying from two to four meters above the ground.

The phenotype of the specimens found at the PNSD is similar to the type specimen of M. nepticula stigmosa ( Warren et al. 2016)  . The male genitalia of M. nepticula stigmosa  is similar to M. simplex Bates, 1868  and M. leucogyna Hall & Lamas, 2007  ; these three species probably are closely related, belonging to the same species group ( Hall & Lamas 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Mesene