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New Satyrini (Nymphalidae) described for Venezuela

Submitted by Marco Gaiani on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:31
Oxeoschistus puerta sabinoi
Oxeoschistus puerta sabinoi
Oxeoschistus puerta sabinoi
Oxeoschistus puerta sabinoi
Rudyphthimoides iseai
Rudyphthimoides iseai
Rudyphthimoides iseai
Rudyphthimoides iseai
Stephenympha pauliana
Stephenympha pauliana
Stephenympha pauliana
Stephenympha pauliana

This past June, two papers appeared in the journal "Anartia" dealing with Venezuelan Satyrini butterflies. In one, a new subspecies of Oxeoschistus puerta was described from the Sierra de Perijá region in western Venezuela.

The second papers deals with Stephenympha pauliana (gen. nov. and sp. nov.) and Rudyphthimoides iseai (gen. nov. and sp. nov.). Other previously described species of Satyrine butterflies are transferred to these newly described genera.