Pseudotinea caprina (Hewitson, 1859)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Calydna caprina Hewitson, 1859 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: "Probably...from before the 1950s" (Carneiro et al., 2012)

Rediscovered in 2010





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hewitson, W. C. (1859). Illustrations of New Species of Exotic Butterflies, Selected Chiefly from the Collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson (London: J. Van Voorst) 2(32): 93-94.


Other references:

Eduardo Carneiro, Diego R. Dolibaina, Luis Anderson R. Leite, Olaf H. H. Mielke and Mirna M. Casagrande. (2012). Rediscovery of Pseudotinea caprina (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae): Remarks on Its Distribution and First Description of the Female. Florida Entomologist 95(2): 521-523.

Hall, Jason P. W. and Callaghan, Curtis J. (2003). A revision of the new riodinid butterfly genus Pseudotinea (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Journal of Natural History 37: 821-837.


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