Melete lycimnia (Cramer, [1777])

    lycimnia Cramer, [1777]

Original Description

[Papilio] lycimnia Cramer, [1777]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (♂♂, ♀♀)
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Men vindtze in Surinamen. [...] On les trouve à Suriname."
Current country: Suriname

Taxonomic history

Originally described as [Papilio] lycimnia Cramer, [1777]
Treated as a species of Melete Swainson, [1831] by Lamas (2004: 113).


Cramer describes both males and females in the text. The figured specimen is a female. Cramer cites "Seba, Schatk. Tom. IV. Tab. 6. Fig. 13. 14. Tab. 7. Fig. 9. 10. en Tab. 27. Fig. 17. 18."