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Published: 2021-08-20

A new euptychiine butterfly species from south Brazil and taxonomic rearrangements for Taydebis Freitas, 2013 and Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

Laboratório de Pesquisas em Lepidoptera, Departamento de Entomologia, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Laboratório de Estudos de Lepidoptera Neotropical, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Zoologia, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Laboratório de Estudos de Lepidoptera Neotropical, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Zoologia, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK.
Laboratório de Ecologia e Sistemática de Borboletas, Departamento de Biologia Animal e Museu da Diversidade Biológica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Laboratório de Ecologia e Sistemática de Borboletas, Departamento de Biologia Animal e Museu da Diversidade Biológica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Lepidoptera Euptychiina Morphology Paryphthimoides Phylogeny Prenda Taxonomy Taydebis peculiaris

Abstract

A new species of Taydebis Freitas, 2003 from south Brazil is described using comparative morphology and species distributions. Also, based on morphology, we transfer Neonympha melobosis Capronnier, 1874 (formerly placed in Paryphthimoides Forster, 1964) to Taydebis, and recognize Euptychia peculiaris Butler, 1874 as its junior synonym (syn. nov.). Furthermore, the monotypic Prenda Freitas & Mielke, 2011 is herein treated as junior synonym of Taydebis based on morphology, molecular and ecological evidence. Species of Taydebis are endemic and restricted to south Brazil, and now comprises three species: Taydebis guria Zacca, Casagrande & Mielke sp. nov., T. melobosis comb. nov. and T. clarissa Freitas & Mielke comb. nov. To continue clarifying Euptychiina taxonomy, Euptychia undulata Butler, 1867 (also formerly placed in Paryphthimoides) is transferred to Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964, and we provide additional information on its taxonomy, morphology, and distribution. Diagnoses, illustrations, and distributional maps are provided for all taxa except T. clarissa comb. nov.

 

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