New U.S. Leafwing, Memphis forreri @ Rio Grande Valley - Nov 17, 2007

Mike Quinn entomike at
Sun Nov 18 01:31:03 EST 2007

Berry Nall, of Falcon Hts, photographed a new U.S. record of a
Leafwing at his bait station on November 17, 2007.

dorso-verso photos of female leafwing:

Falcon Heights, Starr County, Texas - mapa

It appears to be Memphis forreri (Godman & Salvin, 1884)

Memphis forreri

Biologia Centrali-Americana - Plate 34
Anaea forreri - # 3 & 4

DeVries' plate 19 has a particularly good match...

Philip J. DeVries. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their
Natural History: Volume I: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 456 pp., 51 color plates,
41 b&w illus.

male forreri in situ pix from Tamps, MX

NABA Name: Guatemalan Leafwing

Mike Quinn, Austin

Texas Entomology


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