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Moschoneura

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Moschoneura is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. It contains only one species, Moschoneura pinthous, the pinthous mimic white, which is found in northern South America.

Adults mimic Scada karschina and other Ithomiini butterfly species.[2]

Subspecies

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • M. p. pinthous (Suriname)
  • M. p. methymna (Godart, 1819) (Brazil)
  • M. p. cyra (Doubleday, 1844) (Brazil: Bahia)
  • M. p. ela (Hewitson, 1877) (Ecuador)
  • M. p. ithomia (Hewitson, 1867) (Ecuador, Peru)
  • M. p. amelina (Hopffer, 1874) (Peru)
  • M. p. proxima (Röber, 1924) (Brazil: Amazonas)
  • M. p. patricia Lamas, 2004 (Peru)
  • M. p. monica Lamas, 2004 (Peru)

Gallery

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    M. p. pinthous

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    M. p. amelina male

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    M. p. amelina female

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    M. p. ithomia

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    M. p. methymna

References

  1. ^ a b Moschoneura, funet.fi
  2. ^ Tol Web

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Moschoneura: Brief Summary

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Moschoneura is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. It contains only one species, Moschoneura pinthous, the pinthous mimic white, which is found in northern South America.

Adults mimic Scada karschina and other Ithomiini butterfly species.

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