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Prolibythea vagabunda Scudder 1889 (snout butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 245005

Alternative combination: Libytheana vagabunda

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1889. The fossil butterflies of Florissant. Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 8(1):433-475

Belongs to Prolibythea according to M. E. Clapham 2016

Sister taxon: Prolibythea florissanti

Type specimen: MCZ 16353, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 31.5, forewing 29.5 x 18.0