A review of Polites rhesus (W. H. Edwards, 1878), with the description of a new subspecies from Mexico (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae)

  • Andrew D. Warren
  • Riley J. Gott

Abstract

The North American skipper butterfly Polites rhesus (W. H. Edwards, 1878) is reviewed, and notes on its morphology, distribution, phenology, biogeography and ecology are provided. In addition, a new subspecies, Polites rhesus otomi A. Warren & Gott, ssp. nov., is described from high-elevation grasslands in the State of México, Mexico.

Se revisa el hespérido Polites rhesus (W. H. Edwards, 1878), con notas sobre su morfología, distribución, fenología, biogeografía y ecología. También, se describe Polites rhesus otomi A. Warren & Gott, ssp. nov., de pastizales de gran altura en el Estado de México, Mexico.

Published
2021-05-03
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