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Speculum speculum Austin 2008

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Erynnini


A monotypic genus erected for a species known from two male specimens collected near Cacaulandia, Rondônia, Brazil. It is likely to be a member of the guild of skippers associated with army ant columns. Austin (2008) tentatively allies this butterfly with Erynnini, noting that it may be related to Tosta, but points out that the feature from which it derives its name (shining gray areas of androconial scales on the ventral forewing base and dorsal costal hindwing margin) is also present in several members of Eudaminae.


Austin, GT. 2008. Hesperiidae of Rond˘nia, Brazil: a new genus and species of Pyrginae. J. Lepid. Soc. 62:36-39.

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