Riodinidae

Belongs within: Obtectomera.Contains: Nymphidiini. The Riodinidae, metalmarks, are a group of butterflies that are most diverse in the Neotropical region. Authors have differed whether this family should be included as a subgroup of the related Lycaenidae. Characters (from Braby 2000, as Riodininae): Male fore leg non-functional, less than half length of mid and hind legs,… Continue reading Riodinidae

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Nymphidiini

Belongs within: Riodinidae.Contains: Lemoniadina. The Nymphidiini is a clade of Neotropical butterflies including the majority of myrmecophilous Riodinidae. The multifarious methods of myrmecophilous metalmarks Published 24 June 2023 Of the various recognised families of butterflies, one that tends to receive less attention is the Riodinidae or metalmarks. Whereas other families can be found across the… Continue reading Nymphidiini

Lemoniadina

Belongs within: Nymphidiini. The Lemoniadina is a somewhat poorly supported grouping of Neotropical butterflies with myrmecophilous larvae. They may be united by the presence of a pair of projections, with length longer than width, from the prothorax in late-instar larvae (Hall & Harvey 2002). <==Lemoniadina |–+–Thisbe Hübner 1819 [incl. Esthemopheles Röber 1903, Uraneis Bates 1868]HH02… Continue reading Lemoniadina

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