Friday, 27 February 2009

New butterfly from Colombia

Blanca Huertas and colleagues (Huertas, Ríos & Le Crom, 2009) describe a new Satyrinae butterfly in the genus Splendeuptychia from the Colombian Andes:

Splendeuptychia ackeryi Huertas, Ríos & Le Crom, 2009

This is the original citation:

Huertas, Blanca; Ríos, Cristóbal; Le Crom, Jean F. (2009) A new species of Splendeuptychia from the Magdalena Valley in Colombia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa 2014: 51–58.

see the paper here.

It seems this butterfly was found due to having particular mustache.

from ScienceDaily

from taxon_db