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Fountainea Rydon 1971

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Anaeini


Neotropical fruit-feeders. Fountainea species were formerly included in Memphis. (Both have been viewed as belonging within Anaea by authors in the past). Members of this genus can be distinguished from members of Memphis by the shape of the anal angle of the forewing. It is more or less a right angle in Fountainea and strongly hook-shaped in Memphis. There is some disagreement as to species circumscriptions in Fountainea. The taxonomy here, with a relatively small number of species, is that of Lamas (2004).


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

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Scientific Name Fountainea nessus
Location Peru: Loreto Road
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Nessus Leafwing (Fountainea nessus)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2004 Kim Garwood
Scientific Name Fountainea ryphea
Location COLOMBIA: Meta, Sierra de la Macarena, Caņo Cristales
Acknowledgements used by permission, granted to AVZB 5/18/11
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Fountainea ryphea
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2010 Mike Chapman
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