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Opsiphanes blythekitzmillerae Austin & A. Warren 2007

the Minerva Owl Butterfly

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Opsiphanes


A species described by Austin & Warren (2007) from northwestern Mexico. It has the distinction of having been named by the winners of an on-line auction, who paid $40,800 for the privilege.

Other Names for Opsiphanes blythekitzmillerae Austin & A. Warren 2007


Austin, G. T., Warren, A. D., Penz, C. M., Llorente-Bousquets, J. E., Luis-Martinez, A. & Vargas-Fernandez, I. 2007 A new species of Opsiphanes Doubleday, [1849] from western Mexico (Nymphalidae: Morphinae: Brassolini). Bull. Allyn Mus. 150, 1-20.

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New owl butterfly species naming rights auctioned for $40,800
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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