Rediscovery of Mimoniades baroni (Godman & Salvin, 1895) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrrhopyginae)

Gerardo Lamas, Roger Vila

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The rediscovery of Mimoniades baroni (Godman & Salvin, 1895) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrrhopyginae), in Cajamarca. Peru, is reported herein. The species had not been recorded since its original description, almost 110 years ago.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The expedition that led to the rediscovery of M. baroni was made possible by Naomi E. Pierce (MCZ) and by a Putnam Foundation Expedition Grant. RV was funded by a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship. We thank Mark Cornwall (MCZ) for his help as field assistant in the Cajamarca region and for reviewing the text. We also thank warmly Olaf Mielke (DZUP) and Robert K. Robbins (USNM) for their comments on the present paper.


  • Amenis baroni
  • Cajamarca
  • Conservation
  • Peru


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