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Tegosa anieta luka Higgins, 1981
(Black-bordered Crescent)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S TX (rare stray), E Mexico


(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Tegosa Higgins, 1981

Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 43(3): 84, 121. Type-species: Acraea claudina Eschscholtz, 1821, in: Kotzebue, Endeck. Reise Süd-See 3 (appendix 5): 212, pl. [8], figs. 18a, 18b, by original designation.


Tegosa luka (Higgins, 1981)

Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 43(3): 126-127, figs. 87 ♂ D&V, 353 ♂ genitalia dorsal, 354 ♂ genitalia dorsal.

Original Combination: Tegosa anieta luka

Type Locality: “Mexico: Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Austin and T. Emmel (1996), Trop. Lepid. 7(2): 137, treated this as a species-level taxon.


Austin, George T. and Thomas Chadbourne Emmel. 1996. Nymphalidae of central Rondônia, Brazil: Melitaeinae, with descriptions of two new species. Tropical Lepidoptera 7(2): 133-142, 22 figs. {Nov, 30 Dec 1996} 

DeVries, Phillip James. 1987. Butterflies of Costa Rica and their natural history. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton; Princeton Univ. Press: xxii + 327 pp., 50 cpls., 35 figs., 3 tabs., 2 maps {1987} 

Hall, Arthur. 1928-1930. A revision of the genus Phyciodes Hubn. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Bulletin of the Hill Museum 2(2)(supplement 1): 1-20, pls. 1-3 {18 Jun 1928} 2(3)(supplement): 21-44 {17 Nov 1928}; 3(1)(supplement): 45-94 {30 Apr 1929}; 3(2)(supplement): 95-146 {29 Aug 1929}; 3(3)(supplement): 147-170 {30 Dec 1929}; 4(1)(supplement): 171-204 {28 Jul 1930}; 4(2)(supplement): 205-206; add. Page {29 Dec 1930} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1981. A revision of Phyciodes Hübner and related genera, with a review of the classification of the Melitaeinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 43(3): 77-243, 490 figs. {29 Oct 1981} [description of Tegosa anieta luka

Maza, Roberto F. de la. 1987. Mariposas Mexicanas. Guía para su colecta y determinación. México; Fondo de Cultura Económica: 304 pp., 67 pls., 58 figs. {Oct 1987} [Ed. 2 1991]

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