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Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 from the upper Amazon basin

Erscheinungsjahr: 
2015
Vollständiger Titel: 
Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 from the upper Amazon basin
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Org. Einordnung: 
Publiziert in: 
ZooKeys
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Keywords: 
Euptychiina, Neotropics, South America, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, mitochondrial DNA COI barcode
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Nield, A. F. E., Nakahara S, Zacca, T., Fratello, S., Lamas, G., Le Crom, J. - F., Dolibaina, D. R. ..., Espeland M. (2015): Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 from the upper Amazon basin. Zookeys 541: 87-108
Abstract: 

Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 are described from the upper Amazon basin: E. attenboroughi Neild, Nakahara, Fratello & Le Crom, sp. n. (type locality: Amazonas, Venezuela), and E. sophiae Zacca, Nakahara, Dolibaina & Dias, sp. n. (type locality: Acre, Brazil). eir unusual facies prompted molecular and phylogenetic analyses of one of the species resulting in support for their classification in monophyletic Euptychia. Diagnostic characters for the two species are presented based on wing morphology, wing pattern, presence of androconial patches on the hindwing, and genitalia. Our results indicate that the projection of the tegumen above the uncus, previously considered a synapomorphy for Euptychia, is not shared by all species in the genus. e adults and their genitalia are documented, and distribution data and a map are provided.