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Boletín Científico. Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural

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RODRIGUEZ, Gabriel; SALAZAR E, Julián A  and  CONSTANTINO, Luis M. DESCRIPTION OF NEW SPECIES AND NEW RECORDS OF RIODINIDS (LEPIDOPTERA, RIODINIDAE) FROM COLOMBIA. Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Caldas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp.215-237. ISSN 0123-3068.

In the present study, seven new species of Riodinidae from Colombia are described based on material deposited in the author's collections and by comparative analysis of literature and revision of other collections in Colombia: Colaciticus seitzi n. sp., Lucillella aphrodita n. sp., Euselasia tenebrosa n. sp., Machaya aenigmatica n. sp., Esthemopsis chocoana n. sp., Adelotypa andresi n. sp., and Symmachia titiana occidentalis n. ssp. New records of thirteen species belonging to the genera Esthemopsis, Themone, Napaea, Cyrenia, Menander, Euselasia, Symmachia, Ithomeis, Nahida, Pachytone and Panaropsis, are also presented and comments on the taxonomic status of each species are provided.

Keywords : Colombia; Ecuador; mimicry; Rhopalocera; Riodinidae; new taxa; new records.

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