Rhamma tolimensis (Johnson, 1992), Johnson, 1992

Prieto, Carlos & Vargas, Maria A., 2016, Elfin butterflies of the genus Rhamma Johnson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae): A review of the Colombian species, Zootaxa 4093 (3), pp. 323-342: 340

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4093.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F03731C8-DE0E-4CCA-9E11-A2DF5994C9A9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E687EB-FFC7-854A-7CD3-FEE0FBA1FCFA

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scientific name

Rhamma tolimensis (Johnson, 1992)
status

 

Rhamma tolimensis (Johnson, 1992)   , species inquirenda

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Pontirama tolimensis Johnson, 1992: 45   , figs. 134, 39.

Type material: Holotype female, Colombia, Monte Tolima, Central Cordillera, 3800 m, Fassl Collection, Deposited in MNHN.

Taxonomic history and remarks. This species was described by Johnson (1992) from a single female assigned to the genus Pontirama   ; it was tentatively included in Rhamma   by Robbins (2004). Based on the original illustrations of the holotype, we hypothesize that R. tolimensis   is likely the female of Penaincisalia downeyi Johnson. However   , we were unable to find additional male or female specimens or examine the genitalia of the holotype. In absence of compelling evidence, we continue treating this species under Rhamma   .

Based on the holotype, this species could be confused with the female of R. anosma   . However, R. anosma   has reddish scaling scattered on the ventral hind- and forewing that is absent in R. tolimensis   .

Distribution: Known only from the type locality.

Material examined. We were only able to examine images of the holotype.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Rhamma

Loc

Rhamma tolimensis (Johnson, 1992)

Prieto, Carlos & Vargas, Maria A. 2016
2016
Loc

Pontirama tolimensis

Johnson 1992: 45
1992