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Opoptera s. staudingeri (Godman & Salvin, 1894)
(Staudinger's Owl-Butterfly)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Costa Rica & W Panama




Text from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 665:

10. Opsiphanes staudingeri. (Tab. CVII. figg. 17, 18, ♂.)

Opsiphanes staudingeri, Godm. & Salv. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) xiv. p. 95 (1894)1.

Alis rufo-fuscis, anticis apice obscuriore, fascia curvata, fusco limbata, a costa ad angulum analem extendente, fulva, maculis duabus apicalibus albis; posticis margine externo fulvo introrsum sinuato et fusco limbato: subtus obscure brunneis, fulvo irroratis, fasciis duabus pallide flavis lineis nigris limbatis cellulam transeuntibus, lineis aliis valde irregularibus ad cellulae finem nigrescentibus, linea submarginali arcuata introrsum flavida, ocelloque nigro subapicali albo pupillato; posticis ocellis duobus, uno magno in costa, altero minore inter ramos medianos primum et secundum, margine externo obscure fulvo introrsum sinuato.
♀ ignota.

Hab. PANAMA, Chiriqui (ex Staudinger1).

We described this species from specimens submitted to us by Dr. Staudinger, one of which he allowed us to retain.

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