MachayaAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Machaya obstinata
- Machaya watkinsi
- Machaya aenigmatica
IntroductionA small genus from Ecuador and Colombia. Hall (2007) transferred M. watkinsi from Zelotaea (originally described in Ematurgina by d'Abrera, 1994), and Rodríguez et al. described a third species in 2011. The butterflies are probably mimics of various day-flying moths.
Hall, J.P.W. 2007. Phylogenetic revision of the new neotropical riodinid genus Minstrellus (Lepidoptera: Riodinindae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100, 773-786.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Rodríguez, G., Salazar Escobar, J.A.,Constantino, L.M. 2011. Description of new species and new records of riodinids (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae) from Colombia. Boletin Cientifico del Centro de Museos - Museo de Historia Natural, Caldas 14, 215-237.
Information on the Internet
- Gerardo Lamas: Riodinidae of the World available for download at Global Butterfly Names
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