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Machaya J. Hall & Willmott 1995

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Riodininae - incertae sedis


A 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.

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