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Prepona deiphile brooksiana Godman & Salvin, 1889
(Orange-spotted Prepona)

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E Mexico (SLP to N OAX)




Text from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 695:

7. Prepona brooksiana. (Tab. CIX. figg. 4, 5, ♀.)

Prepona brooksiana, Godm. & Salv. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) iii. p. 355 (♀) (1889)1.

♀. Alis fusco-nigris, fascia lata communi per medium alarum (latiore in posticis) nitente cyanea; maculis magnis fulvis in serie submarginali positis, iis in posticis nigro ocellatis: subtus dimidio basali, extrorsum irregulariter terminato, argenteo-cano, lineis transversis undulatis nigris, dimidio distali brunneo- cinereo; anticis lineis transversis tribus nigris, una brevi ad cellulse finem, secunda bene angulata ultra earn per alam extendente, tertia exteriore et margine externo subparalleli, punctis tribus angulum analem versus nigris; posticis argenteo irroratis, ocellis duobus nigris fulvo circumcinctis cyaneo et albo pupillatis, uno ad apicem, altero ad angulum analem, fascia submarginali communi fere obsoleta pallidiore in posticis intra oculos, punctis tribus indistinctis cyaneis notatis.

Hab. MEXICO, Coatepec (Brooks1).

A single female of this fine species was captured by Mr. Brooks at Coatepec, and Mr. Schaus informs us that he has a worn specimen of it also from Mexico. It is not very nearly allied to any other Prepona known to us, though on the upperside the markings somewhat remind us of those of P. deiphile of South America. The male is at present unknown.

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