Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:135-47 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.003
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
A new species of Actinote Hübner (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae: Acraeini) from southeast Brazil
André Victor Lucci Freitasa,, , Ronaldo Bastos Francinib, Márlon Paluchc, Eduardo Proença Barbosaa
a Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Campinas, SP, Brazil
b Universidade Católica de Santos, Santos, SP, Brazil
c Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Ambientais e Biológicas, Cruz das Almas, BA, Brazil
Recebido 24 Outubro 2017, Aceitaram 26 Janeiro 2018
Abstract

The present paper describes a new species of Actinote (Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae, Acraeini) from southeastern Brazil, and describes the morphology of the adults and immature stages of this species. Actinote mantiqueira sp. nov. occurs in the Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Mar in the Atlantic Forest. Adults from this population are very similar to other species of the “orangish red mimicry complex”, including Actinote alalia (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860), its sister species, restricted to the mountains of southern Brazil. Actinote mantiqueira sp. nov. and A. alalia are distinguishable by wing pattern, male genitalia and larval morphology, and have strongly allopatric distributions. A redescription of Actinote alalia is also provided.

Keywords
Atlantic Forest, Araucaria Forest, Actinote alalia, Species redescription, Immature stages
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:135-47 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.003