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Voltinia Stichel 1910

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Mesosemiini


A genus with two centers of endemism, in trans-Andean South America (with some species ranging to western Mexico), and the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil. A fossil species is known from Dominican amber. Hall (2005) shifted a number of species into this genus from Napaea. Many of the species have rounded forewings.

Other Names for Voltinia Stichel 1910


Hall, J.P.W. 2005. A phylogenetic revision of the Napaeina (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae: Mesosemiini). Entomological Society of Washington, Washington, D. C.

Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

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Scientific Name Voltinia umbra
Location Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Lee Ellington
Life Cycle Stage adults
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Source Quilted Metalmark
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Lee Ellington
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2011. Voltinia Stichel 1910. Version 17 January 2011 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Voltinia/104220/2011.01.17 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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