Mesene leucophrys Bates, 1868

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: 470

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

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scientific name

Mesene leucophrys Bates, 1868
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Mesene leucophrys Bates, 1868 

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Three males and one female were captured in PNSD, one male in 2011 and the remainder in 2014. Specimens of M. leucophrys  were observed on the hilltop flying slowly about one to two meters from the ground during the end of the day (around 17:00h.).

Mesene leucophrys  is one of the species with the most extensive synonymic list of the genus ( Callaghan & Lamas 2004), with nine synonyms, which serves as an indication of its variable phenotype. The specimens from PNSD have a phenotype similar to that of the type specimen of M. leucophrys  , which is somewhat similar to M. paraena ( Warren et al. 2016)  . Due to distribution of CASAbout CAS and morphology of male genitalia, this species belongs to the “ phareus  ” species group.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Mesene

Loc

Mesene leucophrys Bates, 1868

Dolibaina, Diego Rodrigo, Dias, Fernando Maia Silva, Siewert, Ricardo Russo, Mielke, Olaf Hermann Hendrik & Casagrande, Mirna Ma 2016
2016
Loc

M. paraena (

Warren et al. 2016
2016