Holodesmus junior objective synonymAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Praetaxila albiplaga
- Praetaxila heterisa
- Praetaxila huntei
- Praetaxila eromena
- Praetaxila poultoni
- Praetaxila satraps
- Praetaxila segecia
- Praetaxila statira
- Praetaxila tyrannus
- Praetaxila wallacei
- Praetaxila weiskei
The genus is endemic to New Guinea and surrounding islands. The species are sexually dimorphic, and Vane-Wright (1974) has suggested that the females are mimics of Tellervo (Danainae).
Parsons M. 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. Academic Press, San Diego.
Vane-Wright RI. 1974. Further oservations on the occurrence and mimicry of Mycalesis drusillodes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). J. Ent. (B) 42: 213-216.
Information on the Internet
- Gerardo Lamas: Riodinidae of the World available for download at Global Butterfly Names
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