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Species Microtia dymas - Tiny Checkerspot - Hodges#4511

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Microtia (Tiny Checkerspots)
Species dymas (Tiny Checkerspot - Hodges#4511)
Hodges Number
4511
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melitaea dymas W.H. Edwards 1877. Type locality: San Antonio, Texas
Melitaea larunda Strecker 1878. Type locality: vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Southwestern Texas
Melitaea senrabii W. Barnes 1900. Type locality: Corpus Christi, Texas
Texola dymas (W.H. Edwards) Higgins 1958
Dymasia dymas (W.H. Edwards) Higgins 1960
Microtia dymas (W.H. Edwards) D.L. Bauer [in Ehrlich & Ehrlich] 1961
Identification
Most like Microtia elada, differing in having no orange margin along the edge of the lower hind wing (or rarely a trace of orange in the black margin), and often with a pale to whitish spot near the middle of the front edge of the upper front wing. There is usually a row of black-edged orange spots along the top middle of the abdomen (occasionally in females the black may be reduced so that the abdomen is nearly solid orange on top).
Range
so CA to so. TX / ne. Mex - MAP (MPG)
Remarks
Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]