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A New Subspecies of Heliconius hermathena (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) from Southern Amazonia

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Freitas, A. V. L. [1, 2] ; Ramos, R. R. [1, 2] ; Silva-Brandao, K. L. [3, 4] ; Coutoune, N. [5] ; Magaldi, L. M. [3, 1, 2] ; Pablos, J. L. [3, 1, 2] ; Rosser, N. [6] ; Brown, Jr., K. S. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Museu Zool, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Biol Mol & Engn Genet, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[5] Natl Ctr Sci & Technol Bioethanol CTBE, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[6] Harvard Univ, Dept Organism & Evolutionary Biol, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neotropical Entomology; v. 48, n. 3, p. 467-475, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The present paper describes Heliconius hermathena curua Freitas \& Ramos ssp. nov. This subspecies exhibits a non-mimetic phenotype typical of H. hermathena, but is characterized by the merging of the yellow streak over the forewing cubitus with the red postmedian band in the dorsal forewing. The subspecies is known from two localities in the south of Altamira, Para State, Brazil, where it inhabits an isolated patch of campina vegetation more than 600km from the nearest known H. hermathena populations. Geographic isolation of the population is supported by molecular data; based on the mitochondrial gene COI, all individuals of H. hermathena curuassp. nov. form a monophyletic group and all haplotypes found in it are unique, suggesting that gene flow is not currently on-going. Given the fragile situation of Amazonian white sand forests and the proximity of the population to areas of intensive agriculture, this new subspecies and its habitat deserve attention. (AU)

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: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/16266-7 - Population genomics: a new approach for studies of speciation in insects due to host use applied to the development of sustainable strategies of IPM
Grantee:Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants