Neruda metisAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA recently-described species from Maranhão State of northeastern Brazil. Male specimens exhibit the expanded costal marginal area of the hindwing that accommodates androconial scales.
CharacteristicsConsidered by its authors to be most closely-related to N. aoede and sharing its red-and-yellow "dennis-ray" pattern, but differing most obviously by the presence of marginal white spots on the hindwing. There are differences on the male genitalic structures as well.
Moreira, G.R.P.,Mielke, C.G.C. 2010. A new species of Neruda Turner, 1976 from northeast Brazil (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Heiconiinae, Heliconiini). Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo, N. F. 31: 85-91.
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