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Two New Species of Taygetina With a Possible Case of `Juxta Loss' in Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

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Nakahara, Shinichi [1, 2, 3] ; Matos-Maravi, Pavel [4] ; Barbosa, Eduardo P. [5, 6] ; Willmott, Keith R. [2] ; Lamas, Gerardo [3] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [5, 6]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Florida, Dept Entomol & Nematol, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[2] Univ Florida, McGuire Ctr Lepidoptera & Biodivers, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[3] Univ Nacl Mayor San Marcos, Dept Entomol, Museo Hist Nat, Lima - Peru
[4] Czech Acad Sci, Inst Entomol, Biol Ctr, Ceske Budejovice - Czech Republic
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Museu Zool, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

The male genitalic characters of Hexapoda are well known for their great taxonomic and systematic value. Despite insect male genitalia displaying large diversity, variation, and modification across orders, some structures are consistently present, and such characters can serve as the basis for discussion regarding homology. In the order Lepidoptera, a male genitalic structure widely known as the `juxta' is present in many taxa and absence or modification of this character can be phylogenetically informative at the generic or higher level. We here focus on the systematics of the so-called `Taygetis clade' within the nymphalid subtribe Euptychiina, and report an unusual case of `juxta loss' in a single species, Taygetina accacioi Nakahara \& Freitas, n. sp., a new species from Brazil named and described herein. Additionally, we describe another west Amazonian Taygetina Forster, 1964 species, namely Taygetina brocki Lamas \& Nakahara, n. sp., in order to better document the species diversity of Taygetina. Our most up-to-date comprehensive molecular phylogeny regarding `Taygetis clade' recovered these two species as members of a monophyletic Taygetina, reinforcing the absence of juxta being a character state change occurring in a single lineage, resulting in an apomorphic condition, which we report here as a rare case in butterflies (Papilionoidea). (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: 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
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