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Amphidecta Butler 1867

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Euptychiina


The neotropical satyrine genus Amphidecta has been a taxonomic enigma. Miller (1968) placed the genus in Pronophilina, but Lamas (2004) removed it, placing it as incertae sedis at the end of Satyrinae. Freitas (2004) described the larva of A. reynoldsi, and suggested that it is similar to larvae of the pronophiline Eteona.

Most recently, Peña et al. (2010) have shown that it belongs in Euptychiina, although its immediate sister taxon is not clear.


Freitas AVL. 2004. Immature stages of Amphidecta reynoldsi (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). J. Lepid. Soc. 58.

Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Miller LD. 1968. The higher classification, phylogeny and zoogeography of the Satyridae (Lepidoptera). Mem. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 24: 1-174.

Peņa C, Nylin S, Freitas AVL and Wahlberg N. 2010. Biogeographical history of the butterfly subtribe Euptychiina (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Zoologica Scripta 39: 243-258.

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Scientific Name Amphidecta calliomma
Location Brazil: Mato Grosso, Cristalino Lodge
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Gill Carter
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Calliomma Satyr (Amphidecta calliomma)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2004 Gill Carter
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