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Carrhenes callipetes Godman & Salvin, 1895
(Cloud-forest Hoary-Skipper)

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S Mexico and Guatemala




Original description from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 390:

3. Carrhenes callipetes, sp. n. (Tab. LXXXV. figg. 24, 25, 26 ♂.)

C. fuscescenti similis, sed anticis maculis semihyalinis magis numerosis, macula ad cellulae finem duplici et. altera supra eas ad costam, maculis discalibus majoribus, duabus inter venam submedianam et ramum medianum; posticis quoque maculis duabus discalibus semihyalinis: subtus macula ad angulum analem nigra nulla.

Hab. MEXICO, Jalapa (F. D. G.), Orizaba (H. J. Elwes), Cordova (Riimeli); GUATEMALA, Duefias, Panima (Champion). – COLOMBIA.

In general colour this species resembles C. fuscescens, but it belongs to the group in which the male organs differ widely from those of that species. The hyaline spots on the primaries are more numerous, and a band of them extends over the discal area of the primaries nearly to the inner margin. The number of hyaline spots also separates C. callipetes from C. canescens; the latter is also a paler insect, with the underside much whiter. C. callipetes has a wide range, extending from Southern Mexico to Colombia, but appears to be nowhere common.

The male genitalia have a forked tegumen, with a short blunt point at the base on either side; the scaphium is well developed: the harpes end in a blunt slightly upturned point; about the middle of the dorsal edge are two small lobes, which cross each other; a long serrate lobe starts from the base of the inner surface, and is directed forwards with a slight downward curve. (See Tab. LXXXV. fig. 26.)

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