Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2016;60:157-65 - Vol. 60 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2016.01.004
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
‘Species’ from two different butterfly genera combined into one: description of a new genus of Euptychiina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with unusually variable wing pattern
André Victor Lucci Freitasa,, , Eduardo Proença Barbosaa, Keith Richard Willmottb, Niklas Wahlbergc,d, , Gerardo Lamase
a Department of Animal Biology, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
b McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
c Laboratory of Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
d Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
e Department of Entomology, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Recebido 08 Maio 2015, Aceitaram 12 Janeiro 2016
Abstract

Sepona Freitas and Barbosa, gen. nov. is proposed for the Neotropical satyrine butterfly species Euptychia punctataWeymer, 1911 and its junior subjective synonyms Euptychia griseolaWeymer, 1911 and Taygetis indecisa Ribeiro, 1931. The new genus has a distinctive wing pattern and shape of the valvae in the male genitalia, the latter being a unique autapomorphy within the subtribe Euptychiina. Based on molecular data, this genus is not sister to any other single euptychiine genus, instead appearing as the sister to all remaining genera in the Taygetis clade. The present paper illustrates the complexity of the taxonomy of Euptychiina, and the importance of using different sources of evidence in taxonomic studies.

Keywords
Harjesia, Integrative taxonomy, Pseudodebis, Satyrini, Yphthimoides
Rev Bras Entomol 2016;60:157-65 - Vol. 60 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2016.01.004