Nota científica: Primer registro de Nicolaea viceta (Hewitson, 1868) en México (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae)


  • José de Jesús García Díaz
  • Francisco G. Haghenbeck Fraga
  • Christophe Faynel


The genus Nicolaea Johnson, 1993, includes small species that are particularly inconspicuous in nature and rare in collections. Nicolaea viceta (Hewitson, 1868) is a species with a wide distribution, from Nicaragua to southern Brazil, but one that is also extremely rare in collections. This publication presents the first record of this species in Mexico, based on three specimens collected on the border with Guatemala in the Lacandon Jungle of Marqués de Comillas, Chiapas. This new record extends the northern distribution of N. viceta.