OrobrassolisAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionThis genus is (or was) endemic to high altitude grasslands of southeastern Brazil, and was considered to be monobasic until the recent description (based on historical specimens) of a new, probably extinct species by Penz et al. (2011).
CharacteristicsPenz et al. (2011) indicate that the genitalia of Orobrassolis spp. are most similar to those of Opsiphanes, but that the wing shapes and patterns are distinct enough to warrant recognition of a separate genus.
Casagrande, MM. 2004. Brassolini. In Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Penz, C., Simonsen, T.J.,DeVries, P.J. 2011. A new Orobrassolis butterfly (Nymphalidae, Brassolini): a casualty of habitat destruction? Zootaxa 2740: 35-43.
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- First online 25 March 2007
- Content changed 18 January 2011
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2011. Orobrassolis http://tolweb.org/Orobrassolis/70762/2011.01.18 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 18 January 2011 (under construction).