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Euptychia boulleti (Le Cerf) n. comb. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), a Rare and Endangered Butterfly from Southeastern Brazil

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Freitas, A. V. L. [1] ; Wahlberg, N. [2] ; Matos-Maravi, P. F. [2] ; Marin, M. A. [3] ; Mielke, O. H. H. [4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Depto Biol Anim, Museu Zool, Inst Biol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Turku, Dept Biol, Lab Genet, SF-20500 Turku - Finland
[3] Univ Nacl Colombia, Grp Invest Sistemat Mol, Medellin - Colombia
[4] Univ Fed Parana, Depto Zool, BR-80060000 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neotropical Entomology; v. 41, n. 6, p. 461-467, DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 15

This paper discusses the systematic position of the rare and endangered satyrine butterfly Caenoptychia boulleti Le Cerf, the only included species in Caenoptychia (type species), based on adult morphology and molecular data. The results showed that Caenoptychia Le Cerf belongs to the Euptychia Hubner clade, and the genus is synonymized with Euptychia, new synonymy. Euptychia boulleti (Le Cerf) is a new combination. The male genitalia of E. boulleti showed at least one important synapomorphy with the other species of Euptychia, which is the presence of a posterior projection of the tegumen above the uncus. Molecular data reinforces the position of Caenoptychia within the genus Euptychia. (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