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Forbestra Fox, 1967
Forbestra Fox, 1967; Mem. amer. ent. Soc. 22 : 42, TS: Papilio equicola Cramer
Forbestra, NSG Voucher Specimen [Wahlberg]
Forbestra (Mechanitidini) ; [EcuL]; Lamas, 1999, Butterflies of the world, 3: 3
Forbestra (Mechanitini) ; Brevignon, 2003, Lambillionea 103 (1): 43; [NL4A, 175]
Forbestra (Mechanitina) ; [Wahlberg]

Forbestra equicola (Cramer, [1780])
-. See [About maps] Papilio equicola Cramer, [1780]; Uitl. Kapellen 4 (25-26a): 17, pl. 297, f. F, TL: Surinam
Forbestra equicola, NSG Voucher Specimen [Wahlberg]
Forbestra equicola ; Lamas, 1999, Butterflies of the world, 3: 3, pl. 4, f. 1; [NL4A, #65]

Larva on Cyphomandra Brevignon, 2003, Lambillionea 103 (1): 43

Surinam, French Guiana Mechanitis sylvanoides Godman & Salvin, 1898; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 110, TL: French Guiana
= ; [NL4A, #65a]
Forbestra equicola equicola ; Brevignon, 2003, Lambillionea 103 (1): 43, f. 1-4 (larva,pupa); [NL4A, #65a]
F. e. equicoloides (Godman & Salvin, 1898)
Ecuador, Peru, Brazil(Amazonas) Mechanitis equicoloides Godman & Salvin, 1898; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 109, TL: Ecuador; Peru; Brazil, Amazonas
Forbestra equicola equicoloides ; [EcuL]; Lamas, 1999, Butterflies of the world, 3: pl. 4, f. 1; [NL4A, #65b]
Brazil(Rondônia) Forbestra equicola ssp. ; Brown, MS, [NL4A, #65c]

Forbestra olivencia (Bates, 1862)
-. See [About maps] Mechanitis polymnia var. olivencia Bates, 1862; Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (3) : 532, TL: St. Paulo [de Olivença]
Forbestra olivencia ; Lamas, 1999, Butterflies of the world, 3: 3, pl. 4, f. 2; [NL4A, #66]
Brazil(Amazonas), Peru Mechanitis huallaga Staudinger, [1884]; in Staudinger & Schatz, Exot. Schmett. 1 (9): 62, (6): pl. 28, TL: Peru, Jurimaguas
= ; [NL4A, #66a]
Mechanitis huallaga ab. jurimaguensis Staudinger, 1885; in Staudinger & Schatz, Exot. Schmett. 1 (9): 62, TL: Peru
= ; [NL4A, #66a]
Forbestra olivencia huallaga ; [EcuL, (note)]
Forbestra olivencia olivencia ; Lamas, 1999, Butterflies of the world, 3: pl. 4, f. 2; [NL4A, #66a]
F. o. juntana (Haensch, 1903)
Ecuador Mechanitis olivencia juntana Haensch, 1903; Berl. ent. Zs. 48 : 167, pl. 3, f. 2, TL: Ecuador, Coca, Aguamo
Forbestra olivencia juntana ; [EcuL]; [NL4A, #66c]
F. o. oiticicai (d'Almeida, 1951)
Brazil(Pará) olivencia oiticicai (d'Almeida, 1951) (Mechanitis); Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de J. (n.s.) Zool. 100 : 12, TL: Brazil, Pará
Forbestra olivencia oiticicai ; [NL4A, #66d]
F. o. aeneola Fox, 1967
Peru olivencia aeneola Fox, 1967; Mem. amer. ent. Soc. 22 : 53, TL: Peru
Forbestra olivencia aeneola ; [NL4A, #66b]
F. o. truncata (Butler, 1877)
Brazil(Amazonas) Mechanitis truncata Butler, 1877; Cistula Ent. 2 : 150, TL: Brazil, Amazonas
Forbesta truncata ; [BOW: pl. 45, f. 36]
Mechanitis truncata ; [EBW]
Forbestra olivencia truncata ; [NL4A, #66e]
Peru Forbestra olivencia ssp. ; Lamas, MS, [NL4A, #66f]
Bolivia Forbestra olivencia ssp. ; Brown, MS, [NL4A, #66g]

Forbestra proceris (Weymer, 1883)
Brazil(Amazonas). See [About maps] Mechanitis proceris Weymer, 1883; Stettin ent. Ztg 45 (1-3) : 12, pl. 1, f. 2, TL: Tunantins Amazonestrom [Brazil, Amazonas]
?Mechanitis tunantina Srnka, 1884; Stettin ent. Ztg 45 (7-9) : 298 (?nom. nud.)
= ; [NHM]
Forbestra proceris ; [EcuL]; [NL4A, #67]


Unknown or unplaced taxa

meterana Forbes, 1924; J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 32 (3) : 156
= Forbestra huallaga ; [NHM]


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References:
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[EcuL]
Tommaso & Racheli, 2001; Fragmenta entomologica 33 (2): 213-380; An annotated list of Ecuadorian Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae)
[LAMAS-NEO]
Gerardo Lamas; Bibliography of butterflies; An Annocated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skipper (Lepididoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea); Revised Electronic Edition (2007)
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[NL4A]
Gerardo Lamas, 2004; Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea
[Wahlberg]
Niklas Wahlberg; The NSG's voucher specimen database; Nymphalidae Systematics Group


Some related literature:
d'Almeida, 1951
Algumas considerações sôbre os gêneros Mechanitis Fabr. e Melinaea Huebn. (Lep. Ithomiidae) Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de J. (n.s.) Zool. 100 : 1-27, pl. 1-5
Bates, 1862
Contributions to an Insect Fauna of the Amazon Valley. Heliconidae Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (3) : 495-566, pl. 55-56
Brevignon, 2003
Inventaire des Ithomiinae de Guyane Française (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) Lambillionea 103 (1): 41-58
Butler, 1877
On some Heliconoid Danainae and Heliconidae in the Collection of the British Museum Cistula Ent. 2 : 149-151
Cramer, [1780]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 4 (25-26a): 1-28, pl. 289-304 (1780)
Forbes, 1924
The Genus Mechanitis Farbr., (Lepidoptera, Ithomiinae) J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 32 (3) : 146-158
Fox, 1967
A monograph of the Ithomiidae (Lepidoptera). Part III. The tribe Mechanitini Fox Mem. amer. ent. Soc. 22 : 1-190
Godman & Salvin, 1898
Descriptions of New Species of American Rhopalocera Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 105-112
Haensch, 1903
Die Ithomiinen (Neotropiden) meiner Ecuador-Reise. Mit beschreibungen neuer Forman und biologischen Notizen Berl. ent. Zs. 48 : 157-214, pl. 3
Lamas, 1999
Nymphalidae II. Ithomiinae Butterflies of the world, 3: 17pp, 16pls
Srnka, 1884
Exotische Notizen Stettin ent. Ztg 45 (7-9) : 295-298
Staudinger, [1884]; Staudinger, 1885
Exotische Tagfalter in sysmatischer Reihenfolge mit Berücksichtigung neuer Arten in Staudinger & Schatz, Exot. Schmett. 1 (1): 3-6, pl. 1-5 (1884), (2): 7-10, pl. 6-10 (1884), (3): 11-14, pl. 11-15 (1884), (4): 15-22, pl. 16-20 (1884), (5): 23-30, pl. 21-25 (1884), (6): 31-38, pl. 26-30 (1884), (7): 39-46, pl. 31-35 (1885), (8): 47-58, pl. 30-40 (1885), (9): 59-82, pl. 41-50 (1885), (10): 83-102, pl. 51-60 (1885), (11): 103-122, pl. 61-65 (1886), (12): 123-138, pl. 66-70 (1886), (13): 139-158, pl. 71-75 (1886), (14): 159-174, pl. 76-80 (1886), (15): 175-194, pl. 81-85 (1887), (16): 195-214, pl. 86-90 (1887), (17): 215-234, pl. 91-95 (1887), (18): 235-270, pl. 96-98 (1888), (19): 1-2,271-333, pl. 99-100 (1888)
Weymer, 1883
Exotische Lepidoperen. II. Stettin ent. Ztg 45 (1-3) : 7-28, pl. 1-2


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