Porphyrogenes unassociated unnamed female #3
(Fig. 107, 108, 161)
Description. Female (Fig. 107, 108) - forewing length = 24.5 mm, 25.4 mm (both from Panama);
forewing apex produced, curved, termen convex anteriorly, concave in CuA2-2A, anal margin straight;
hindwing termen convex except concave just before prominent tornal lobe, vein Rs arising just basad of
end of discal cell and well distad of CuA2; dorsum brown; forewing with purple sheen along costa and in
postmedial area distad of macules, overscaled with pale brown basad, white translucent macules, one
small and triangular in M3-CuA1, distad of origin of M3, other large and more or less quadrate with distal
edge convex in CuA1-CuA2 centered under origin of CuA1; hindwing overscaled with pale brown posterior
to vein Rs, very vague indication of brown discal macules; conspicuous erect pale brown tuft on dorsum of
vein 2A; fringes on both wings pale brown.
Venter brown; forewing overscaled with gray along costa and in discal cell and with pale gray-brown
distad of macules and extending to margin, this color sharply defined and contrasting at apex, vein 2A
sinuate, entire anal cell of modified pale tan scales; hindwing overscaled with gray and with vague indi-
cation of darker discal macules; cell 2A-3A with groove just caudad of vein 2A.
Dorsal head and thorax medium gray-brown with green reflections, eyes red, palpi ochreous-gray,
antennae black on dorsum, yellow-orange on venter, nudum red-brown, 30 (n = 1) or 31 (n = 1) segments,
ventral thorax gray-brown with faint green reflections, pectus ochreous, legs brown proximad, ochreous-
orangedistad, dorsal and ventral abdomen gray-brown.
Genitalia (Fig. 161) - lamella postvaginalis sclerotized, produced centrally on caudal edge where di-
vided by shallow U-shaped indentation; lamella antevaginalis as rectangular central sclerotized plate
with largely membranous plates laterad; ductus bursae elongate and relatively narrow with sclerotized
plate cephalad; corpus bursae as elongate sac.
Distribution and phenology. Two individuals of this phenotype (both at USNM) were examined:
PANAMA: Panama Canal area; Cerro Galena, ex pupa, 12 Mar. 1983 (GTA #8907); PANAMA: Canal
Zone; Gatun, 2 May 1970 (GTA #13920).
Diagnosis and discussion. This is the first of three similar female phenotypes, all known from
southern Central America; their males are not even a matter of conjecture at present (see discussion
under the third species below).