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Drucina championi Godman & Salvin, 1881 (Typical segregate)
(Blue-spotted Satyr)

Type Specimens
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Pinned Specimens
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Live Adults
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S Mexico (Chiapas) & Guatemala




Original description from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 1, p. 113:

2. Drucina championi, sp. n.
Alis fusco-nigris, anticis acutis et paulo falcatis, maculis quinque aut sex submarginalibus ochraceis notatis, posticis elongatis sensim dentatis et maculis sex submarginalibus pulchre cyaneis ornatis, macula anali minima, duabus proximis maximis; subtus fusco-nigris, anticarum apicibus grisescentibus et fusco varie- gatis, anticis serie submarginali ocellorum albescentium notatis, posticis grisescentibus fusco irroratis, vena mediana late nigerrima, maculis duabus costalibus et altera majore a cellulse fine ad marginem internum, ocellis submarginalibus obsoletis quoque notatis. Exp. cir. 4 poll.

Hab. GUATEMALA, Cerro Zunil (Champion).

A recent collection of Mr. Champion's contained several specimens of this beautiful species, which he obtained in the humid forests which clothe the southern slopes of the Cerro de Zunil at an elevation of from 5000 to 6000 feet above the sea.

Its relationship to Drucina leonata is evident from the elongated pointed primaries and the general character of the markings beneath. The remarkable blue spots of the secondaries above, however, are in strong contrast with the fulvous patch of those wings in D. leonata; and the greater elongation of the secondaries is also very evident. The blue spots recall similar marks on the secondaries of Antirrhoea philopcemen and its allies; but with this genus D. championi has of course no close affinity.

We gladly avail ourselves of this opportunity of naming this fine species after Mr. Champion, its discoverer, whose successful industry has added vastly to our knowledge of the insect fauna of Guatemala. We hope to figure it in a supplementary Plate.

Additional text from G&S:

v. 2, p. 663:

Drucina championi (I. p. 113). (Tab. CVII. figg. 15, 16, ♂.)
We now take the opportunity of figuring this fine species.

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