Satyrites incertus,

Jong, Rienk De, 2017, Fossil butterflies, calibration points and the molecular clock (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4270 (1), pp. 1-63: 44

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Satyrites incertus


incertus  . Satyrites incertus Daudet, 1876 

Daudet (1876) described and depicted a supposed fossil caterpillar (France, Bouches-du-Rhône, Aix-en-Provence; early Oligocene), with a bifid tail. For this reason, he described it as belonging to Nymphalidae  : Satyrinae  , although this character occurs in some other subfamilies of the Nymphalidae  as well ( Ackery et al. 1999), and even assigned it to a fossil genus described by Scudder (1872). Nel & Nel (1985) found many similar fossils at the same locality and concluded that they were not caterpillars, but conifer catkins, that with some fantasy are reminiscent of caterpillars.