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Cryptic speciation associated with geographic and ecological divergence in two Amazonian Heliconius butterflies

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Rosser, Neil [1, 2] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [3, 4] ; Huertas, Blanca [5] ; Joron, Mathieu [6] ; Lamas, Gerardo [7] ; Merot, Claire [8] ; Simpson, Fraser [9] ; Willmott, Keith R. [10] ; Mallet, James [1] ; Dasmahapatra, Kanchon K. [2]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Harvard Univ, Dept Organism & Evolutionary Biol, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
[2] Univ York, Dept Biol, Wentworth Way, Heslington YO10 5DD - England
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Museu Zool, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[5] Nat Hist Museum, Life Sci Dept, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD - England
[6] Univ Paul Valery Montpellier EPHE, Univ Montpellier, Ctr Ecol Fonct & Evolut, CNRS, UMR 5175, 1919 Route Mende, F-34293 Montpellier - France
[7] Univ Nacl Mayor San Marcos, Museo Hist Nat, Apartado 14-0434, Lima 14 - Peru
[8] Univ Laval, IBIS, 1030 Ave Med, Quebec City, PQ - Canada
[9] UCL, Dept Genet Evolut & Environm, London WC1E 6BT - England
[10] Univ Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, McGuire Ctr Lepidoptera & Biodivers, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
Total Affiliations: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY; v. 186, n. 1, p. 233-249, MAY 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The evolution of reproductive isolation via a switch in mimetic wing coloration has become the paradigm for speciation in aposematic Heliconius butterflies. Here, we provide a counterexample to this, by documenting two cryptic species within the taxon formerly considered Heliconius derneter Staudinger, 1897. Amplified fragment length polymorphisms identify two sympatric genotypic clusters in northern Peru, corresponding to subspecies Heliconius demeter ucayalensis H. Holzinger \& R. Holzinger, 1975 and Heliconius demeterjoroni ssp. nov. These subspecies are reciprocally monophyletic for the mitochondrial genes COI and COII and the nuclear gene Ef1 alpha, and exhibit marked differences in larval morphology and host plant use. COI sequences from 13 of the 15 currently recognized subspecies show that mtDNA differences are reflected across the range of H. demeter, with a deep phylogenetic split between the southern and northern Amazonian races. As such, our data suggest vicariant speciation driven by disruptive selection for larval performance on different host plants. We raise Heliconius demeter eratosignis (Joicey \& Talbot, 1925) to Heliconius eratosignis based on nomenclatural priority, a species also comprising H. eratosignis ucayalensis comb. nov. and three other southern Amazonian races. Heliconius demeterjoroni spp. nov. remains within H. demeter s.s., along with northern Amazonian and Guianan subspecies. (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