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

Jackie Farfán, Gerardo Lamas, José Cerdeña

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-595
Number of pages7
JournalZootaxa
Volume4758
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Luis Parra (Museo de Zoología de la Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile), To-masz Pyrcz and Klaudia Florczyk (Nature Education Centre (former Zoological Museum), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), Emilia Constanza Pérez (Colección de Entomología, Fundación e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Tucumán, Argentina,), Ezequiel Núñez Bustos (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Pierre Boyer for facilitating access to the collections under their care. This study has been supported by the project of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa (UNSA) with Contract IBA-004-2017-UNSA.

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Luis Parra (Museo de Zoolog?a de la Universidad de Concepci?n, Concepci?n, Chile), Tomasz Pyrcz and Klaudia Florczyk (Nature Education Centre (former Zoological Museum), Jagiellonian University, Krak?w, Poland), Emilia Constanza P?rez (Colecci?n de Entomolog?a, Fundaci?n e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Tucum?n, Argentina,), Ezequiel N??ez Bustos (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Pierre Boyer for facilitating access to the collections under their care. This study has been supported by the project of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa (UNSA) with Contract IBA-004-2017-UNSA.

Keywords

  • Andes
  • Anthocharidini
  • Arequipa
  • Ligaria
  • Taxonomy

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