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Praetaxila Fruhstorfer 1914

Sospita Hewitson 1860 invalid junior homonym of Sospita Mulsant 1846.

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Nemeobiinae


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.

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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2007. Praetaxila Fruhstorfer 1914. Sospita Hewitson 1860 invalid junior homonym of Sospita Mulsant 1846.. Version 15 May 2007 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Praetaxila/106208/2007.05.15 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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