Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626
DIAS, Fernando M. S.; CASAGRANDE, Mirna M. and MIELKE, Olaf H. H.. Exoskeleton morphology of the adult of Memphis moruus stheno (Pritwittz) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae). Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2010, vol.54, n.3, pp. 376-398. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262010000300006.
This study is intended to allow further comparative morphological studies on the Neotropical Charaxinae. Memphis moruus stheno (Prittwitz, 1865) is the second species of Anaeini and the first in the genus Memphis to have its morphology published in detail. The external morphology is presented with descriptions, line drawings and scan electron microscopy of the head and its appendages, cervix, thorax and its appendages, abdomen and both male and female genital armatures. Memphis moruus stheno is compared with a species of its closely related genus Zaretis Hübner, .
Keywords : Anaeini; Memphis moruus; ultrastructure.