Hesperiidae of Rondônia, Brazil: notes on <i>Talides </i>Hübner (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae).


  • G. T. Austin


Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, genitalia, Hylephila, Mexico, Neotropical, Panama, South America, taxonomy, Venezuela


The species of Talides Hübner, [1819] (Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) are characterized andtheir taxonomy is discussed. The taxa considered as subspecies by Evans (1955) are apparently species in their own right based on differences in genitalia and, often, sympatries and are herein raised to specific status: Talides hispa Evans, 1955, new status; Talides contra Evans, 1955, new status; Talides riosa Evans, 1955, new status. Four species occur in central Rondônia: Talides sergestus (Cramer, 1775), T. hispa, Talides sinois Hübner, [1819], and T. riosa. The male genitalia are illustrated for all taxa of the genus, as are those for some females.