Erora, Scudder, 1872

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Robbins, Robert K., 2016, Annotated checklist and biogeographic composition of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad, West Indies, Insecta Mundi 2016 (506), pp. 1-33: 21

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5353382

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:37A7668A-0D83-4DB0-BD28-C36302F18398

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DB5B67-4166-FFCD-86AC-FD0989C50525

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Erora
status

 

Erora   section

Johnson et al. (1993) refer to an unspecified Erora sp.   from Trinidad, which could be any of the following four species, of which E. gabina (Godman and Salvin)   is the most commonly collected.

Erora badeta (Hewitson, 1873)  

A new island record collected by M.J.W. Cock (♀, Morne Bleu Textel Road, Mar 1980) and M.J.W. Cock and S. Alston-Smith (2♂, Rio Claro-Guayaguayare Road , Oct 1993), and three females reared from flowers of Miconia nervosa (Sm.) Triana   ( Melastomataceae   ) by R.M. Burkhart ( El Tucuche trail, 1 Jan 1983; near Mt. Harris, 8 Nov 1982; Plum-Mitan Road, 1 Mar 1983)   .

Transandean and Amazonian Region

Erora gabina (Godman and Salvin, 1887)  

A new island record reared from flowers of Varronia sp.   (formerly Cordia   , Boraginaceae   ) by F.J. Simmonds (St. Augustine, ♀ Oct 1946, ♂ Nov 1947, etc.) and collected by M. Barcant (Santa Cruz, 10 Oct 1970), F.C. Urich, M.J.W Cock (♀, Waller Field, Dec 1980) and S. Alston-Smith (Rio Claro – Guayaguayare Rd., ♂ Oct 1993, ♂ Oct 2001, ♀ Sep 2006).

Transandean and Amazonian Region

Erora sp.   nr. subflorens (Schaus, 1913)

A new island record reared from flowers of Miconia nervosa   by R. Burkhart (♂, Arima-Blanchisseuse Road, May 1983; ♂, near Mt. Harris , Nov 1982). The male has the frons green in the dorsal half only   ; it has extensive blue dorsally and strong markings ventrally, which are unusual for the subflorens group, especially for a male.

We do not allocate this uncertain species to a region.

Erora carla (Schaus, 1902)  

A new island record collected by F.C. Urich (♀ no locality, in MJWC).

Transandean and Amazonian Region

Chalybs hassan (Stoll, 1790)  

Chalybs romulus (Fabricius)   : Kaye (1904, no. 170, with C. janias   as synonym), Kaye (1921, no. 257, with C. janias   as synonym), Barcant (1970, no. 330) [nomen dubium which has been applied to C. janias   ]

Robbins (2004) treats Papilio romulus   as a nomen dubium. Barcant’s (1970) plate of romulus   shows a male of C. hassan   .

Transandean and Amazonian Region

Symbiopsis aprica (Möschler, 1883)  

New island record collected by M.J.W. Cock (♀, Moruga East, Feb 1980) and S. Alston-Smith (♂ Parrylands, May 1982; ♀ Vance River , Feb 2001) and photographed by K. Sookdeo (Inniss Field, Dec 2012). This species has also been referred to in Trinidad under its synonym S. pennatus (H.H. Druce)     .

Amazonian Region

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Loc

Erora

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Robbins, Robert K. 2016
2016
Loc

Papilio romulus

Cramer 1775
1775
Loc

romulus

Cramer 1775
1775