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Nymphalites scudderi Beutenmüller and Cockerell 1908 (brush-footed butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 195021

Holotype

Full reference: W. Beutenmüller and T. D. A. Cockerell. 1908. Taxonomic descriptions; Fossil Insects from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24:59-69

Belongs to Nymphalites according to W. Beutenmüller and T. D. A. Cockerell 1908

Sister taxa: Nymphalites atavus, Nymphalites obscurus, Nymphalites zeuneri

Type specimen: AMNH Fl 18827, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, Station 14, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 22.0 x 4.5, forewing 39.0 x 26.0