Rhamma anosma (Draudt, 1919), Draudt, 1919

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: 336

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-FFDB-8556-7CD3-FEA2FBBDFB1A

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scientific name

Rhamma anosma (Draudt, 1919)
status

comb. nov

Rhamma anosma (Draudt, 1919)   , comb. nov

( Figures 24, 25 View FIGURES 20 – 29 , 39, 50, 60, 64)

Thecla anosma Draudt, 1919: 760   , pl. 153, fig. h.

Penaincisalia anosma (Draudt, 1919)   : Johnson, 1992.

Abloxurina lecromi Johnson & Lugo, 1997   : Vol. I, pg. 2, photoplate V,VI D. (The image of the holotype was exchanged with the image of the P. andradei   holotype in this publication). Holotype examined in ICN-UN

Pontirama nortea Le Crom & Johnson, 1993   . Holotype examined in ICN-UN.

Rhamma anosma (Draudt, 1919)   : Robbins 2004.

Type material. Holotype male, Thecla anosma Draudt, 1919   . Bogota, Colombia, 28, 3200 m, coll. Fassl. Deposited in SMF.

Taxonomic history and remarks. This species was described and illustrated by Draudt from Fassl collection material. As stated by Johnson (1992), the holotype of this species was never examined, and image 173 in his work does not correspond to T. anosma   ; it is probably P. penai   . The fact that Johnson never correctly recognized this species led him to describe at least two synonyms, Abloxurina lecromi Johnson & Lugo, 1997   and Pontirama nortea Le Crom & Johnson, 1993   .

Distribution and variability. This rare and endemic species from the eastern cordillera has been collected in the departments of Boyacá and Cundinamarca. Fresh males are deep purple, but some worn specimens are almost brown and could be erroneously identified as females.

Diagnosis. Males of Rhamma anosma   males are similar in forewing length (<11 mm) and wing shape to R. andradei   . They are immediately distinguished from R. andradei   and any other Rhamma   by the deep purple color on dorsal fore- and hindwing.

Material examined (9 ♂, 1 ♀). BOYACA: 4 ♂, CP: 1 ♀, Tibasosa, 3200 m, Haydon Warren-Gash; 2 ♂, CP: Villadeleyva, PNN Iguaque, 3100, 31 /08/ 2006; 3 ♂, CP: Villa Pinzon, 3200 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Rhamma

Loc

Rhamma anosma (Draudt, 1919)

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

Thecla anosma

Draudt 1919: 760
1919
Loc

Penaincisalia anosma

Draudt 1919
1919