A contribution towards the systematics of Magneuptychia forster, 1964: Caeruleuptychia francisca (Butler, 1870), n. comb. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

Shinichi Nakahara, Kaylin Kleckner, Gerardo Lamas, Blanca Huertas, Keith R. Willmott

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Abstract

We here transfer an euptychiine taxon hitherto placed in the polyphyletic genus Magneuptychia Forster, 1964, to Caeruleuptychia Forster, 1964. Caeruleuptychia francisca (Butler, 1870), n. comb. is reclassified based on a morphology-based maximum likelihood analysis, which is consistent with ongoing analyses of molecular data. Two putative synapomorphic characters are identified for the "Caeruleuptychia umbrosa clade", one of which appears to be an unusual characteristic of euptychiine butterflies and is tested by optimizing onto the maximum likelihood tree. We also discuss the systematic placement of three additional enigmatic Caeruleuptychia species. A lectotypte is designated for "Euptychia francisca", and the genitalia of this species are illustrated here for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalTijdschrift voor Entomologie
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Sebastián Padrón (Cuenca, Ecuador) and Andrew Neild (London, UK) for help with translating relevant portions of original descriptions, Thamara Zacca (Campinas, Brazil) for checking characters at University of Campinas, David Plotkin (Gainesville, FL, USA) and Ryan St Laurent (Gainesville, FL, USA) for support and fruitful discussion. KRW thanks Jason Hall, Julia and Jamie Robinson Willmott, Ismael Aldas, Raul Aldaz, and Robert Busby, for companionship in the field in Ecuador and for providing specimens and/or data. SN acknowledges the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DEB–1256742) and the University of Florida’s Entomology and Nematology Department for support. Field work in Ecuador was done under the permit “Diversity and Biology of Lepidoptera of Ecuador” (MAE-DNB-CM-2016-0045) with the support of INABIO and the Ministerio del Ambiente, and supported by grants from the National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation (DEB-0103746, DEB-0639861, DEB-1256742), the Darwin Initiative and the Leverhulme Trust.

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Sebasti?n Padr?n (Cuenca, Ecuador) and Andrew Neild (London, UK) for help with translating relevant portions of original descriptions, Thamara Zacca (Campinas, Brazil) for checking characters at University of Campinas, David Plotkin (Gainesville, FL, USA) and Ryan St Laurent (Gainesville, FL, USA) for support and fruitful discussion. KRW thanks Jason Hall, Julia and Jamie Robinson Willmott, Ismael Aldas, Raul Aldaz, and Robert Busby, for companionship in the field in Ecuador and for providing specimens and/or data. SN acknowledges the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DEB-1256742) and the University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department for support. Field work in Ecuador was done under the permit "Diversity and Biology of Lepidoptera of Ecuador" (MAE-DNB-CM-2016-0045) with the support of INABIO and the Ministerio del Ambiente, and supported by grants from the National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation (DEB-0103746, DEB-0639861, DEB-1256742), the Darwin Initiative and the Leverhulme Trust.

Keywords

  • Anc thresh
  • Euptychiina
  • Lectotype
  • New combination
  • Taxonomy

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