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"Megisto" pellonia (Godman, 1901)
(Plateau Satyr)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

NW Mexico

Synonymy

Comment: According to Lamas (2004), generic placement of this species is uncertain. Here, it is placed in Megisto following the affinity to M. rubricata suggested in the original description (see below) to avoid having a species without a genus name. To reflect the fact that pellonia is presently Incertae sedis, genus name is given in quotes.

Bibliography

Original description from:

Godman, Frederick DuCane 1901. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera. London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. 2: 645-668 (May), pls. 106-107 (June).

p. 655,  pl. 107 f. 5-6


        15 (A).  Euptychia pellonia,  sp. n.    (Tab. CVII. figg. 5, 6,  .)
Alis brunneis, anticis area discali late rubida, ocello ad apicem albo bipupillato, lineis duabus transversis, una
      submarginali,  altera  minus  distincta,  interiore  flexuosa,  fuscis ;  posticis  lineis  duabus valde undulatis
      coloris  ejusdem transeuntibus : subtus anticis fere ut supra,  posticis griseo irroratis.
♀  mari  similis.
   Hab.  MEXICO, Milpas and Ciudad in Durango (Forrer),  Bolaños in Jalisco, Chapala
(Richardson).
   We  have  a  long  series  of  this  species  from  the above localities,  all from  a high
elevation.  It  is a close  ally of E. rubricata,  but differs in having the hind wings much
more  uniformly coloured,  both above and beneath,  without ocelli,  and the transverse
lines  are strongly  waved.
 

References:

Godman, Frederick DuCane 1901. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera. London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. 2: 645-668 (May), pls. 106-107 (June). p. 655,  pl. 107 f. 5-6

Lamas, Gerardo 2004. Nymphalidae. Satyrinae. Tribe Satyrini. Subtribe Euptychiina, pp. 217-223. In: Lamas, G. (Ed.), Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea Papilionoidea. In: Heppner, J. B. (Ed.), Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 5A. Gainesville, Association for Tropical Lepidoptera; Scientific Publishers (12 November). p. 223

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