Male

 

wingspan : 36/38 mm


Ancyluris mira seen at el Corral and Pablo Sexto.


for those who know these butterflies, it is obvious that this specimen is clearly different from the A. mira furia type, which is in Berlin ; we certainly mean no disrespect to Stichel, but we cannot help it, this holotype of Ancyluris mira furia cannot be Ancyluris mira, it should be Ancyluris colubra ? (see new facts page).


on the individual variation page, and on the bottom pictures, a butterfly is illustrated that should be an aberrant A. mira ?

Ancyluris mira a el Corral
Ancyluris mira a el Corral
Ancyluris mira cerca del río Palora
Ancyluris mira cerca del río Palora
Ancyluris mira (ab) cerca de Pablo Sexto
Ancyluris mira cerca de Pablo Sexto
Ancyluris mira cerca de Pablo Sexto

the differences between mira and colubra are obvious :
     - the size,
     - the general shape,
     - the FW red lines, tapered upwards on colubra, downwards on mira,
     - the tails, long and narrow on colubra, short and wide on mira.

the picture below, which figures the type of A. mira furia from Berlin, is clearly on the colubra side ?

specimens 2 and 3 show uncommon forms

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