Splendeuptychia ackeryi

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Splendeuptychia ackeryi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Splendeuptychia
Species: S. ackeryi
Binomial name
Splendeuptychia ackeryi
Huertas et al., 2009

Splendeuptychia ackeryi, the Magdalena Valley ringlet, is a species of butterfly first classified in 2009. Its distinguishing feature is unusually hairy mouthparts, which have been compared to a moustache.[1] The specimen was initially collected in the dry Magdalena River Valley of Colombia by Blanca Huertas.[2] It resembles Splendeuptychia toynei which is endemic to Ecuadorian east slope.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New butterfly found with mustache disguise". Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Moustache helps identify butterfly". Natural History Museum. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Blanca Huertas, Cristóbal Ríos & Jean François le Crom (2009). "A new species of Splendeuptychia from the Magdalena Valley in Colombia" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 2014: 51–58.