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Thisbe silvestre sp nov (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae): a new myrmecophilous butterfly from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

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Author(s):
Kaminski, Lucas A. ; Iserhard, Cristiano A. ; Freitas, Andre V. L.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: AUSTRAL ENTOMOLOGY; v. 55, n. 2, p. 138-146, MAY 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

This paper describes a new species of Thisbe Hubner from the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil. Both adult and immature morphology are described and illustrated, and the natural history, behaviour and symbiotic interactions with ants (myrmecophily) are documented. This new species, T. silvestre sp. nov., is known only from the type locality at Parque Nacional do Caparao, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Due to the isolation of the known population, specialised host plant use, restricted geographic distribution and high degree of specificity in a vulnerable habitat, T. silvestre is considered threatened. Thus, monitoring this population is urgently needed, as well as the search for other populations of this butterfly in potential localities in order to evaluate its conservation status. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08433-8 - Diversity patterns and phylogenetic structure of butterfly communities in the Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Cristiano Agra Iserhard
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants