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Philaethria wernickei (Röber 1906) described in Metamorpha

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Philaethria


This species occurs along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, in Uruguay and northern Argentina.


P. wernickei may be distinguished from the only other sympatric Philaethria, P. dido, by its dark brown inner and white medial postdiscal bands on the ventral hindwing.  Also, the submarginal spots on the VHW are diffuse, while they are well-defined in P. dido.


Constantino, L. M. and J. A. Salazar. 2010. A review of the Philaethria dido species complex (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) and description of three new sibling speceis from Colombia and Venezuela. Zootaxa 2720: 1-27.

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