Fuscocimex caecusAndrew V. Z. Brower
A monotypic genus described from three specimens collected near Cacaulandia, Rond˘nia, Brazil. The species is a medium-sized brown skipper, superficially similar to many other neotropical species.
Austin (2008) hypothesizes that Fuscocimex belongs to a group of neotropical Carcharodini including Cyclosemia, Morvina, Myrinia, Ocella, and Xispia, based upon the lack of a costal fold and a tuft of elongated scales near the base of FW vein Sc+R1. A formal analysis has not been performed.
Austin, G. T. 2008 Hesperiidae of Rond˘nia, Brazil: a new genus and species of Carcharodini (Pyrginae). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 158, 1-7.
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