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Opoptera staudingeri mexicana (J. De la Maza & R. G. De la Maza, 1989)
(Staudinger's Owl-Butterfly)

Type Specimens photo collection:


Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala




Carla Penz's Identification Pages:

Casagrande, M.M. 1982. Quatro gêneros novos de Brassolinae (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 26: 355 356.

DeVries, P.J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 327 p.

Maza, J. de la & R. G. de la Maza. 1989. Una nueva subespecie de Opoptera staudingeri (G. y S. 1894) de Mexico (Nymphalidae: Brassolinae). Revista de la Sociedad Mexicana de Lepidopterologia 13(1):25-28.

Penz, C.M. 2007. Evaluating the monophyly and phylogenetic relationships of Brassolini genera (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Systematic Entomology, 32: 668-689.

Penz, C.M. 2009. The phylogeny of Opoptera butterflies, and an assessment of the systematic position of O. staudingeri (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Zootaxa, 1985:1-20.

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