Tamarindi Owlet

Opsiphanes tamarindi (OP-si-fay-nees tam-uh-RIN-deye)

Tamarindi Owlet - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]
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Checklist Number
59.0135

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:MorphinaeNewman, 1834
Tribe:BrassoliniBoisduval, 1836
Genus:OpsiphanesDoubleday, 1849
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Species:tamarindiFelder & Felder, 1861

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Introduction

At least 7 adults of this Central and South American species have been seen between 1931 and 1984.

Opsiphanes tamarindi

This species was first defined in Felder & Felder (1861) as shown here (type locality: Venezuela, Bogotá, Mexico).

Male

Male Underside

Tamarindi Owlet - Osa peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

Female
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Tamarindi Owlet - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

Female Underside
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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Opsiphanes tamarindi

Tamarindi Owlet - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

Photo © Rudy Dodero
20-Apr-2011

Tamarindi Owlet - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

Photo © Rudy Dodero
20-Apr-2011

Tamarindi Owlet - Osa peninsula, Costa Rica 20-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

Photo © Rudy Dodero
20-Apr-2011

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Ovum

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Larva

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Tamarindi Owlet larva - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 27-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

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29-Mar-2011

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Pupa

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Tamarindi Owlet pupa - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 9-April-2011 [Rudy Dodero]

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09-Apr-2011

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Boisduval (1836) Boisduval, J.A. (1836) Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères.
Doubleday (1849) Doubleday, E. and Westwood, J.O. (1849) The genera of diurnal lepidoptera : comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habits and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus.
Felder & Felder (1861) Felder, C. and Felder, R. (1861) Lepidoptera nova Columbiae. Wiener entomologische monatschrift.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.