Porthecla minyia

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Porthecla minyia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Porthecla
Species: P. minyia
Binomial name
Porthecla minyia
(Hewitson 1867)[1]
Synonyms
  • Thecla minyia Hewitson 1867
  • Olynthus minyia

Porthecla minyia is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the Amazon basin and the Guianas at altitudes between 100 and 1,000 meters.

The length of the forewings is 16.2 mm for males and 15.1 mm for females.[2] Adults are on wing in August and December. They feed on the nectar of Cordia schomburgkii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porthecla at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Faynel, C. ; R.C. Busby ; A. Moser & R.K. Robbins, 2011: Species level taxonomy of the Neotropical hairstreak genus Porthecla (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.), 47(1-2): 241-259