Rhamma hybla (Druce, 1907), Druce, 1907

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: 332-334

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

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scientific name

Rhamma hybla (Druce, 1907)
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Rhamma hybla (Druce, 1907)  

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Thecla hybla Druce, 1907: 578   , pl. 33, fig. 4; Johnson 1992: 142, fig. 153. Holotype examined.

Rhamma emeraldina Salazar & Johnson, 1997: 3   , photoplate IX, D, deposited in FSCA. Image of the holotype examined.

Type material. Holotype male, Ecuador, Hewitson Coll. 79 - 60, Thecla, B.M. Type No. Rh.   603., Genitalia by K. Johnson IX 1983, Hybla   , male symbol, type H. H Druce. Deposited in BMNH.

Taxonomic history and remarks. We were able to examine topotypical specimens of R. emeraldina Salazar & Johnson, 1997   , and all diagnostic features discussed in the original description of this species fall within the range of variation of R. hybla   . In Johnson et al. (1997), the authors illustrate a specimen from Bolivia identified as R. cassidyi   (IX, E), however, based in our current knowledge of the group, this specimen is a male of R. hybla   .

Distribution and variability. This is the largest species of the genus. We have found it in several localities of the central cordillera in Antioquia where it is relatively abundant and with little morphological variation.

Diagnosis. Males and females are immediately distinguished from all other Rhamma   by their large size (Forewing length> 14 mm), green color and inconspicuous scent brand on the dorsal surface. Material examined (18 ♂, 1 ♀). ANTIOQUIA: 8 ♂, CP: Bélmira, Páramo de Bélmira, 3200 m, 05/01/ 2014, 01/08/ 2015, C. Prieto; 9 ♂, CP: 1 ♀, Yarumal, La Marconia, 2700 m, 28 /07/ 2015; 1 ♂, CP: El retiro, San Sebastian, 2800 m, 18 /08/ 2007.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Rhamma

Loc

Rhamma hybla (Druce, 1907)

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

Rhamma emeraldina

Salazar & Johnson 1997: 3
1997
Loc

Thecla hybla

Druce 1907: 578
1907