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Immature stages of the Selaginella-feeding Euptychia mollina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the Brazilian Amazon

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Author(s):
Freitas, Andre V. L. [1, 2] ; Mota, Luisa L. [1] ; Barbosa, Eduardo P. [1] ; Carreira, Junia Y. O. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Rua Monteiro Lobato 255, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Museu Zool, Rua Charles Darwin, Bloc N, BR-13083863 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 36, JUN 4 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

The present paper describes the immature stages of the Neotropical satyrine butterfly Euptychia mollina (Hubner, {[}1813]) from the Brazilian Amazon Forest. Eggs were laid singly on the under surface of the fronds of its host plant, Selaginella sp. (Bryophyta: Selaginellaceae). Larvae are solitary in all instars, presenting a color pattern and shape that make them cryptic on its host plant. The pupa is short, smooth and varies from rusty brown to green. Despite the lack of a close phylogenetic relationship, larvae of Euptychia are very similar to those of the paleotropical satyrines Ragadia and Acrophtalmia, suggesting that camouflage is likely to be one of the factors explaining the similarities among them. (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: 16/15873-8 - Systematics and patterns of biogeographical distribution of butterflies' genera from Euptychiina subtribe (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)
Grantee:Eduardo de Proença Barbosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate