Rhamma mishma (Hewitson, 1878), Hewitson, 1878

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: 330

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scientific name

Rhamma mishma (Hewitson, 1878)
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Rhamma mishma (Hewitson, 1878)  

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Thecla mishma Hewitson, 1878: 213   , 447, pl. 85 f. 724, 725; Draudt 1919: 759, pl. 153 f. image of syntype examined. Rhamma mishma (Hewitson, 1878)   : Johnson 1992.

Type material. The lectotype of Thecla mishma Hewitson, 1878   , designated herein, has the following labels: / Columbia, S. Nevada/ mishma   / SYN-TYPE?/ Deposited in MNHU, Berlín, Germany. The followings labels will be added: / LECTOTYPUS / Thecla mishma Hewitson, 1878   : Prieto & Vargas 2016. We designate a male syntype from the Sierra Nevada, Colombia (deposited in MNHU) as the lectotype of Thecla mishma Hewitson, 1878   , to establish with certainty the identity of the species.

Taxonomic history and remarks. This species was described from an undetermined number of specimens in the Staudinger collection. Johnson (1990, 1992) was unable to examine the syntype male in MNHU, and the specimen illustrated in his review (Johnson 1992: 111, fig. 139) as R. mishma   most probably corresponds to a geographic form of Rhamma arria   . We illustrate a male specimen collected in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta that we identified as Rhamma mishma   . This species is probably an endemic from the Sierra Nevada flying at lower elevation than Rhamma shapiroi   . The female is unknown.

Distribution and variability. Rhamma mishma   is a rare endemic from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. We were unable to find more than one specimen to assess variability.

Diagnosis. The recognition of R. mishma   as a distinct species was detailed in the account for R. shapiroi   .

Material examined (1 ♂). MAGDALENA: 1 ♂, CP: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, San Pedro, 2600 m, 11 / 01/ 2013, C. Prieto.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Rhamma

Loc

Rhamma mishma (Hewitson, 1878)

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

Thecla mishma

Hewitson 1878: 213
1878
Loc

Rhamma mishma

Hewitson 1878
1878