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Orobrassolis latusoris Penz & Simonsen 2011

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Orobrassolis


A species recently described from two male specimens collected nearly 100 years ago in Paraná, Brazil. Penz et al. (2010) suggest that the species is likely to be extinct.


Distinguished from its extant congener by differences in wing pattern and subtle differences in male genitalic structures.


Penz, C., Simonsen, T.J.,DeVries, P.J. 2011. A new Orobrassolis butterfly (Nymphalidae, Brassolini): a casualty of habitat destruction? Zootaxa 2740: 35-43.

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Scientific Name Orobrassolis latusoris
Location Brazil: Parana, Castro
Comments one of two specimens known
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By Carla Penz
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection Natural History Museum, London
Type Holotype
Collector Edward Dukinfield Jones
Copyright © 2011
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