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59a0042 – 1047   Callima nathrax Hodges, 1974
Distribution Data for Callima nathrax
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Distribution: Holotype: Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL.
Field Marks:
"second segment of labial palpus mainly yellow orange to red orange" (Hodges 1974).
Similar Species:
  • Callima argenticinctella Clemens, 1860 has second segment of labial palpus darker brown or gray, although even this feature is not diagnostic, and is not found south of northern Florida. Hodges (1974) [cite:590491,110] mentions a lack black scales at tornus and tegula nearly concolorous with mesothorax but these features are apparently not consistent.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Callima nathrax Hodges, 1974
Taxonomic Notes: Callima nathrax Hodges, 1974, formely in the genus Epicallima Dyar, [1903], an unnecessary replacement of Callima Clemens, 1860 thought to be a homonym of Callima Herrich-Schäffer, 1858, a misspelling of the name Kallima Westwood, 1849, is returned to Callima in Hodges (1974). The name Epicallima has continued to be used by some authors without justification. Per ICZN Article 33 the name is unavailable so Hodges (1974) stands.
Callima nathrax
13mm – © Jim Vargo
Callima nathrax
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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