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Metron l. leucogaster (Godman, 1900)
(Whitened Metron)

Type Specimens photo collection:


Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Panama, Colombia




Original description from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 559:

Metrocles leucogaster, sp. n. (Tab. C. figg. 8, 9, ♂.)

Alis fuscis, stigmate paulo obscuriore, anticis maculis tribus in linea obliqua infra et ultra cellulam, infima inter ramos medianos primum et secundum maxima, tertia fere obsoleta, omnibus hyalinis; posticis area discali albescente, pills quibusdam basin versus flavo-viridibus: subtus rubescentioribus, anticis maculis Sut supra, sed majoribus, plaga supra venam submedianam alba; posticis fascia recta a costa per cellulam transeunte (marginem internum versus interrupta) alba, ochraceo marginata; ciliis ad angulum analem posticarum albidis; palpis subtus ochraceis; abdomine subtus albo, ochraceo-marginato. ♀ ignota.

Hab. PANAMA, Chiriqui (mus. Staudinger).

We have seen only a single male specimen of this species from Dr. Staudinger's collection. M. leucogaster resembles Metron chrysogaster, and, like it, has a broad white transverse band on the secondaries beneath; but the spots on the upperside of the primaries are white, and the brand is very differently shaped, the insect approaching Lerema and Maeris in this respect.

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