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Carrhenes meridensis Godman & Salvin, 1895
(Costa Rican Hoary-Skipper)

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Nicaragua to Colombia and Venezuela




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. 390-391:

4. Carrhenes meridensis. (Tab. LXXXV. figg. 27, 28 ♂.)

Achlyodes meridensis, Stand.

C. fuscescenti et C. callipeti quoad paginam superiorem alarum similis, sed subtus posticis area interna usque ad angulum analem et marginem internum glaucescente alba facile distinguendus.

Hab. COSTA RICA, Caché (Rogers). – VENEZUELA.

Dr. Staudinger has supplied us with a specimen of this species from Venezuela, with the name Achlyodes meridensis attached to it; this title we adopt, though apparently not hitherto published. C. meridensis can readily be distinguished from all the other species of Carrhenes mentioned here by the glaucous colour which overspreads the secondaries from the inner margin to the central portion of the wing, leaving the costa and outer margin fuscous. The male genitalia resemble those of C. callipetes. We figure a specimen from Cache, Costa Rica.

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