Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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Melanis electron melantho (Ménétriés, 1855)

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Tribe: Riodinini
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Range: Belize and Guatemala to Panama (source: Butterflies of America)
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Taxonomy Notes: Additional subspecies are found in S. America: electron (Fabricius, 1793), auriferax (Stichel, 1910), epijarbas (Staudinger, 1888), herellus (Snellen, 1887), pronostriga (Stichel, 1910), rabuscula (Stichel, 1910)
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