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Comparative and evolutionary morphology of wing scent organs in Satyrinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)

Grant number: 17/02264-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): May 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Grantee:Thamara Zacca Bispo Taumaturgo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Scales (or macrotrichia) in Lepidoptera are cuticular projections with variable functions, such as impermeability, aid in aerodynamics during flight and visual or chemical sexual communication. The scales responsible to chemical sexual communication are named as "scent organs". Scent organs can be located in many parts of the lepidopterous body, being mostly common on wings. In Brazil, few studies have been developed focusing on macro and ultrastructural morphologies of the scent organs in butterflies and, until the moment, with no phylogenetic approach. The purpose of the present project is to perform the first morphological comparative study among wing scent organs of Satyrinae in an evolutionary context, mainly focusing in Brazilian species, in addition to investigate, from macro and ultrastructural evidence, homology between such structures, as well as its taxonomic value for delimitation of genera and species. The results obtained from the present study are expected to provide subsidies for a better comprehension of the internal relationships in Satyrinae. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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 V.L. FREITAS; EDUARDO P. BARBOSA; THAMARA ZACCA; MARIO ALEJANDRO MARÍN; MARINA V. BEIRÃO; ANDRÉ R.M. SILVA; MIRNA M. CASAGRANDE; MARIANNE ESPELAND; KEITH R. WILLMOTT. 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. -, Jun. 2018.
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, APR-JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
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, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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