wingspan : 47 mm

this Pyrrhopyge, collected near Macas, should be Pyrrhopyge pusca ; this species is known exclusively from Bolivia and Peru, so, there is a doubt...

but we found a second individual in 2012 near Palora ; this one has been identified using the genitalia, by Ernst Brockmann and Bernard Hermier ; so there is no more doubt, Pyrrhopyge pusca flies right in the middle of Ecuador.

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