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

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Keywords

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

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