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Microtia e. elva H. Bates, 1864

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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Microtia H. Bates, 1864

Entomol. Mon. Mag. 1(4): 83. Type-species: Microtia elva H. Bates, 1864, Entomol. Mon. Mag. 1(4): 83, no. 39, by original designation.


Microtia elva H. Bates, 1864


Microtia elva elva H. Bates, 1864

Entomol. Mon. Mag. 1(4): 83, no. 39.

Original Combination: Microtia elva

Type Locality: “Guatemala, interior; also Nicaragua”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.


Bates, Henry Walter. 1864. New species of butterflies from Guatemala and Panamá (Continued). Entomologist=s monthly Magazine 1(4): 81-85. {1 Sep 1864} [description of Microtia, Microtia elva

Brown, Frederick Martin. 1944. Notes on Mexican Butterflies, IV. Journal of the New York entomological Society 52(4): 343-360. {[19] Dec 1944} 

DeVries, Phillip James. 1987. Butterflies of Costa Rica and their natural history. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton; Princeton Univ. Press: xxii + 327 pp., 50 cpls., 35 figs., 3 tabs., 2 maps {1987} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Maza, Roberto F. de la. 1987. Mariposas Mexicanas. Guía para su colecta y determinación. México; Fondo de Cultura Económica: 304 pp., 67 pls., 58 figs. {Oct 1987} [Ed. 2 1991] 

Röber, Johannes Karl Max. 1914. Gattung Microtia. In: A. Seitz (Ed.), Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 5 (188): 453-454, pl. 88 ([before 28 Feb] 1914) 

Vargas, Isabel, Moisés Armando Luis, Jorge Enrique Llorente and Andrew D. Warren. 1996. Butterflies of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(2): 97-138, 1 fig., 2 tabs. {5 July 1996}

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