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Lasiophila C. Felder & R. Felder 1859

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Pronophilina


A genus of large Andean satyrines.


Species of Lasiophila can be recognized by the crenolated hindwing margins, often developed into one or more "tails." The dorsal surfaces of the wings are reddish brown with paler spots, and some species have conspicuous white patches.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The tree is based on Pyrcz' (1999, 2006) discussion of relationships in the genus. He divided the species into three groups based on morphological and ecological traits (altitudinal distribution in the Andes).


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

Pyrcz, T. W. 1999 Contribution to the knowledge of Ecuadorian Pronophilini. Part II. The genus Lasiophila (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10, 479-495.

Pyrcz, T. W. 2006 Filling the gaps in the distribution patterns of the genus Lasiophila C. & R. Felder: a new speceis from the valley of Kos˝ipata (Cuzco, Peru) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus (Wroclaw) 17, 601-608.

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Scientific Name Lasiophila orbifera
Location Ecuador: San Isidro
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Orbifera Satyr (Lasiophila orbifera)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2004 Kim Garwood
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Lasiophila C. Felder & R. Felder 1859. Version 21 June 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Lasiophila/82825/2008.06.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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