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Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:148-58 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.02.003
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Before it is too late: description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome
André V.L. Freitasa,, , Eduardo P. Barbosaa, Thamara Zaccaa, Mario Alejandro Marína, Marina V. Beirãob, André R.M. Silvac, Mirna M. Casagranded, Marianne Espelande, Keith R. Willmottf
a Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Unicamp, Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de Biologia Animal e Museu de Zoologia, Campinas, SP, Brazil
b Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Programa de Ecologia de Biomas Tropicais, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
c Centro Universitário Una, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
d Universidade Federal do Paraná, Laboratório de Estudos de Lepidoptera Neotropical, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
e Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
f University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, United States
Recebido 16 Novembro 2017, Aceitaram 12 Fevereiro 2018
Abstract

A new genus, Nhambikuara Freitas, Barbosa & Zacca gen. nov., and species, Nhambikuara cerradensis Freitas, Barbosa & Zacca sp. nov., of the highly diverse Neotropical butterfly subtribe Euptychiina are described. Nhambikuara cerradensissp. nov. is the type species for the genus, and Euptychia mima Butler, 1867 is also transferred to the new genus, as Nhambikuara mima (Butler, 1867) comb. nov., from the genus Zischkaia Forster, 1964. The taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, geographic distribution and natural history of species of the genus are also discussed.

http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:41AD7568-3490-4F63-A019-32D5592A8C44

Keywords
Cerrado, Paryphthimoides, Savanna, Splendeuptychia, Zischkaia
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:148-58 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.02.003