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Systematics and patterns of biogeographical distribution of butterflies' genera from Euptychiina subtribe (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

Grant number: 16/15873-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 02, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Grantee:Eduardo de Proença Barbosa
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/21432-0 - Unravelling cryptic species complexes and repatriating the genomes of old Brazilian specimens of satyrine butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae, Euptychiina), BE.EP.PD


The subtribe Euptychiina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) is composed by approximately 400 species distributed almost exclusively in the American continent (Neartic and Neotropical regions) with only one species representing the group in the Asian continent (Oriental region). Due to be basically composed by species that present a wing color pattern predominantly brown, the identification to generic and specific levels of specimens from this subtribe becomes very difficult and that can be one of the factors contributing to the confuse taxonomic scenario that domains the group at present day. Several phylogenetic works have been published in the last years as an attempt to solve the evolutionary relationships among species and therefore contribute to a better taxonomic organization, but what was demonstrated with these works was the chaos in which the genera are settled, with most of them appearing as non-natural groups. Many species were described and classified in genera in which they do not have a common ancestral relationship and only now this chaos is beginning to be solved. The propose of the present research project is to work with several of these genera, in an integrative approach, using mainly molecular and morphological data, aiming a phylogenetic and taxonomic resolution of these genera and describing new species and relocating other species to their correct genera. It is expected that with the obtained data a stabilization of at least some of the Euptychiina genera studied would be reached and therefore a better comprehension of the evolution and biogeographical patterns of the entire group. (AU)

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Scientific publications (12)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ANDRÉ VICTOR LUCCI FREITAS; RONALDO BASTOS FRANCINI; MÁRLON PALUCH; EDUARDO PROENÇA BARBOSA. A new species of Actinote Hübner (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae: Acraeini) from southeast Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, v. 62, n. 2, p. 135-147, . (11/50225-3, 16/15873-8, 13/50297-0, 12/03750-8)
BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; SIEWERT, RICARDO R.; MIELKE, OLAF H. H.; LAMAS, GERARDO; WILLMOTT, KEITH R.; FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.. Redescription of Yphthimoides patricia (Hayward, 1957), with taxonomic notes on the names Euptychia saltuensis Hayward, 1962 and Yphthimoides manasses (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867) (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa, v. 4422, n. 4, p. 537-557, . (12/03750-8, 11/50225-3, 16/15873-8)
FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; ZACCA, THAMARA; MARIN, MARIO ALEJANDRO; BEIRAO, V, MARINA; SILVA, ANDRE R. M.; CASAGRANDE, MIRNA M.; ESPELAND, MARIANNE; WILLMOTT, KEITH R.. Before it is too late: description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, v. 62, n. 2, p. 148-158, . (14/16481-0, 12/50260-6, 16/15873-8, 11/50225-3, 17/02264-6, 13/50297-0)
PYRCZ, T. W.; FREITAS, A. V. L.; BOYER, P.; DIAS, F. M. S.; DOLIBAINA, D. R.; BARBOSA, E. P.; MAGALDI, L. M.; MIELKE, O. H. H.; CASAGRANDE, M. M.; LORENC-BRUDECKA, J.. Uncovered Diversity of a Predominantly Andean Butterfly Clade in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: a Revision of the Genus Praepedaliodes Forster (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini). Neotropical Entomology, v. 47, n. 2, p. 211-255, . (16/15873-8, 11/50225-3, 13/50297-0)
FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.; MOTA, LUISA L.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; CARREIRA, JUNIA Y. O.. Immature stages of the Selaginella-feeding Euptychia mollina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the Brazilian Amazon. Zoologia, v. 36, . (16/15873-8, 11/50225-3)
NAKAHARA, SHINICHI; RODRIGUEZ-MELGAREJO, MARYZENDER; KLECKNER, KAYLIN; CORAHUA-ESPINOZA, THALIA; TEJEIRA, RAFAEL; ESPELAND, MARIANNE; CASAGRANDE, MIRNA M.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; SEE, JOSEPH; GALLICE, GEOFFREY; et al. ystematic Revision of a New Butterfly Genus, Cisandina Nakahara & Espeland, n. gen., with Descriptions of Three New Taxa (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae. NSECT SYSTEMATICS AND DIVERSIT, v. 6, n. 1, . (16/15873-8, 18/21432-0)
ROSA, AUGUSTO H. B.; HUERTAS, BLANCA; WILLMOTT, KEITH R.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; MACHADO, PATRICIA A.; MIELKE, OLAF H. H.; CANAAN, CARLOS H. P.; FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.. Fifty years without a name: a new species of Splendeuptychia Forster (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa, v. 5061, n. 1, p. 95-114, . (13/50297-0, 16/15873-8, 18/21432-0, 12/03750-8, 11/50225-3)
ANDRÉ V.L. FREITAS; LUÍSA L. MOTA; THAMARA ZACCA; EDUARDO P. BARBOSA. Description of a new and highly distinctive genus and species of Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the Brazilian southern Amazon. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, v. 63, n. 3, p. 254-261, . (17/02264-6, 13/50297-0, 11/50225-3, 16/15873-8)
NAKAHARA, SHINICHI; MATOS-MARAVI, PAVEL; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; WILLMOTT, KEITH R.; LAMAS, GERARDO; FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.. Two New Species of Taygetina With a Possible Case of `Juxta Loss' in Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). INSECT SYSTEMATICS AND DIVERSITY, v. 3, n. 6, . (11/50225-3, 12/50260-6, 13/50297-0, 16/15873-8)
LUCCI FREITAS, ANDRE VICTOR; FRANCINI, RONALDO BASTOS; PALUCH, MARLON; BARBOSA, EDUARDO PROENCA. A new species of Actinote Hubner (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae: Acraeini) from southeast Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, v. 62, n. 2, p. 135-147, . (12/03750-8, 11/50225-3, 13/50297-0, 16/15873-8)
ESPELAND, MARIANNE; BREINHOLT, JESSE W.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; CASAGRANDE, MIRNA M.; HUERTAS, BLANCA; LAMAS, GERARDO; MARIN, MARIO A.; MIELKE, OLAF H. H.; MILLER, JACQUELINE Y.; NAKAHARA, SHINICHI; et al. Four hundred shades of brown: Higher level phylogeny of the problematic Euptychiina (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) based on hybrid enrichment data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 131, p. 116-124, . (14/16481-0, 16/15873-8, 13/50297-0, 12/50260-6, 11/50225-3)
ZACCA, THAMARA; CASAGRANDE, MIRNA M.; MIELKE, OLAF. H. H.; HUERTAS, BLANCA; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.; MAGALDI, LUIZA M.; ESPELAND, MARIANNE; NAKAHARA, SHINICHI; WILLMOTT, KEITH R.. Systematics of the butterfly genus Cissia Doubleday, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) using an integrative approach. ARTHROPOD SYSTEMATICS & PHYLOGENY, v. 76, n. 2, p. 349-376, . (11/50225-3, 13/50297-0, 17/02264-6, 12/50260-6, 16/15873-8)

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