Three new species of <i>Calisto </i>from southwestern Haiti<i> </i>(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae).


  • K. Johnson
  • S. B. Hedge


Antilles, Calisto pauli n. sp., Calisto thomasi n. sp., Calisto woodsi n. sp., Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, endemism, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Neotropical, taxonomy, West Indies


Three new species of Calisto are described from the vicinity of remnant cloud forest in the Pare Nacional Pic Macaya located in the Massif de la Hotte near the distal end of the Tiburon Peninsula in southwestern Haiti: C. pauli n. sp., C. woodsi n. sp., and C. thomasi n. sp. The three taxa are of uncertain affinity in the genus, perhaps reflecting the isolated location of the type locality, and bring to five the number of Calisto taxa reported as endemic to this now extensively deforested region. Two species, C. pauli and C. woodsi, exhibit a distinctive genital feature also known in two common Cuban Calisto, C. herophile (Hübner) and C. sibylla (Fabricius), whose morphologies are described and illustrated for the first time. To further distinguish C. pauli, a neotype male of Satyrus hysius Godart is designated, and companion females described. Satyrus hysius has previously been ambiguous, described without illustration from its indistinctive female which resembles several other Calisto species, including C. pauli.