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Comparative morphology and taxonomy of the tiger moth genus Epanycles Butler (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina), with notes on related genera

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Author(s):
Araujo, Elias C. [1] ; Pinheiro, Livia R. [2] ; Duarte, Marcelo [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Ave Nazare 481, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, CCHB, Dept Biol, Campus Sorocaba, Rodovia Joao Leme Santos, Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4613, n. 1, p. 187-199, JUN 4 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

We studied the Neotropical genera Epanycles Butler, Sciopsyche Butler and Episcepsis Butler. We investigated the delimitation of Epanycles, which at the beginning of this work was monotypic, but had a history of other species placed in it, all of which are currently placed in genera to which they do not belong. Indeed, we found Epanycles to include only its type species, Euchromia imperialis Walker, here redescribed based on external and genitalic characters of both sexes from specimens covering most of its known geographical distribution. Our investigation included detailed studies of the species previously placed in Epanycles (Hyaleucerea gigantea (Druce) and Eucereon obscurum (Moschler)), and of species belonging to genera putatively closely related to it: Sciopsyche tropica (Walker), Episcepsis venata Butler, Episcepsis endodasia Hampson and Episcepsis luctuosa (Moschler). The characters separating all these taxa from Epanycles are discussed, and a mistake in the publication of Episcepsis atlantica Pinheiro \& Araujo Jr. is corrected. The habitus and genitalia of the species herein treated are illustrated. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/23906-6 - Comparative morphology and phylogenetic study of the neotropical genus Theages (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae, Arctiinae)
Grantee:Elias da Costa Araujo Junior
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
FAPESP's process: 16/16185-8 - Taxonomy and cladistic analysis of Theages Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina),with morphological study of androconial organs
Grantee:Elias da Costa Araujo Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 09/11159-5 - Revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Heliura Butler, 1876 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina)
Grantee:Lívia Rodrigues Pinheiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/20659-7 - Evaluation of the specific limits of Phoenicoprocta vacillans (Walker, 1856) (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae)
Grantee:Lívia Rodrigues Pinheiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/02444-0 - Revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Heliura Butler, 1876 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina)
Grantee:Lívia Rodrigues Pinheiro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate