Rhamma 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: 324

publication ID

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

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E687EB-FFD7-855A-7CD3-FAAAFC5EF83D

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scientific name

Rhamma Johnson, 1992
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Genus Rhamma Johnson, 1992  

Pontirama Johnson, 1992: 40   ; type species: Pontirama brunea Johnson, 1992  

Paralustrus Johnson, 1992: 153   ; type species: Thecla commodus Felder & Felder, 1865   Shapiroana Johnson, 1992: 148   ; type species: Shapiroana shapiroi Johnson, 1992  

Type species: Thecla oxida Hewitson, 1870   .

Revised diagnosis. Rhamma   is characterized by the following combination of characters: 1) androconial scent brand appearing as an elongate streak bordering the upper vein of the discal cell apex on DFW ( Fig. 51–59, 61, 62 View FIGURES 51 – 62 ); 2) male genitalia with vinculum forming a 90 degree angle ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 30 – 35 b); 3) vinculum strut strongly developed ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 30 – 35 a); 4) ductus bursae short, robust and with strongly developed lamella postvaginalis, terminating in serrate, or multi-pronged configurations ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 42 – 50 a); 5) signa dendritic, fan shaped ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 42 – 50 c); 6) ductus bursae in dorsal or ventral aspect lightly sclerotized in the middle so that it appears to be transparent ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 42 – 50 b); and 7) a ventral element associated with the 8 th tergite in female genitalia (figure 3:C, j in Johnson, 1992). The first character is unique within Eumaeini   , but is lacking in R. anosma   . Characters 2, 6 and 7 are either unique within the Eumaeini   or highly unusual and will be the most useful in assigning species to Rhamma   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Loc

Rhamma Johnson, 1992

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

Pontirama

Johnson 1992: 40
1992
Loc

Pontirama brunea

Johnson 1992
1992
Loc

Paralustrus

Johnson 1992: 153
1992
Loc

Shapiroana

Johnson 1992: 148
1992
Loc

Shapiroana shapiroi

Johnson 1992
1992
Loc

Thecla commodus

Felder & Felder 1865
1865