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Carrhenes leada (Butler, 1870)
(Butler's Hoary-Skipper)

Type Specimens
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Pinned Specimens
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Genitalia
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Costa Rica to Bolivia and S Brazil

Synonymy

 

Bibliography

Text from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 391:

6. Carrhenes leada. (Tab. LXXXV. figg. 31, 32 ♂.)

Achlyodes leada, Butl. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1870, p. 5161.

C. canescenti persimilis et forsan vix diversus; anticis medialiter canescentibus, ad basin et ad apicem distincte fuscescentibus; posticis quoque pallidioribus.

Hab. COSTA RICA, Cache, Irazu (Rogers). – COLOMBIA; VENEZUELA1; AMAZONS; BRAZIL; PARAGUAY.

It is questionable if this species is distinct from C. canescens, as all the main features correspond. C. leada, however, has the central portion of the primaries much paler, the base and apex being dark, giving the insect a rather different facies. Its range, too, extends much further southwards. The type from Venezuela described by Mr. Butler1 being in poor condition hardly shows the characters so well as fresher specimens; we therefore figure a male specimen from Caché, Costa Rica. The male genitalia are like those of C. canescens and C. callipetes.

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