A new species of Mathania Oberthür, 1890 from Peru (Lepidoptera, Pieridae)

Jackie Farfán, Gerardo Lamas, José Cerdeña

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Copyright © 2020 Magnolia Press. A new species of the genus Mathania Oberthür, 1890, M. hughesi Lamas, Farfán & Cerdeña, sp. n. is described from the southwestern slopes of the Andes of Peru, associated with xerophytic environments, between 2300 and 3500 m elevation. This new species is distinguishable from its congeners by the following external character: a black band on forewing dorsal surface at the end of the discal cell, extending from the costal margin to the base of cell M3-CuA1. Adults and male and female genitalia are illustrated and compared to other species of Mathania. In addition, we report Ligaria cuneifolia (R. et P.) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae) as host plant of M. hughesi.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)589-595
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2020

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