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A distinctive new species of cloud forest Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Ecuador and Peru

Erscheinungsjahr: 
2018
Vollständiger Titel: 
A distinctive new species of cloud forest Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Ecuador and Peru
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Publiziert in: 
Tropical Lepidoptera Research
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Keywords: 
inventory, Andes, species description, taxonomy
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Willmott K. R., Lamas, G., Radford, J. T., Marín, M. A., Nakahara, S., Espeland, M., Xiao, L., Hall J. P. W. (2018): A distinctive new species of cloud forest Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Ecuador and Peru. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 28 (1): 39-45
Abstract: 

A new species of Euptychiina, Erichthodes eremita Lamas, Willmott & Radford, n. sp., is described and illustrated.DNA sequence data suggest that the new species is sister to a species currently placed in Erichthodes Forster, 1964, although ongoing revision of the generic taxonomy of the subtribe might result in the reclassi cation of both of these species in future. The new species is known from the eastern Andes of southern Ecuador and adjacent northern Peru, where it is a rare inhabitant of stunted, ‘el n’ cloudforest con ned to ridge and mountain tops.