A distinctive new species of <i>Hermeuptychia</i> Forster, 1964 from the eastern tropical Andes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)


  • Shinichi Nakahara
  • Denise Tan
  • Gerardo Lamas
  • Anamaria Parus
  • Keith R. Willmott


Neotropical, Hermeuptychia, Hermeuptychia clara n. sp., Ecuador, Peru, montane forest, bosque montano


A distinctive new species from montane forest in the eastern tropical Andes is described in the taxonomically complex genus Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964. Unusually for the genus, the new species, H. clara Nakahara, Tan, Lamas & Willmott n. sp. is readily distinguished from all other Hermeuptychia on the basis of the ventral wing pattern. A summary of the morphology, biology, distribution and relationships of the species is provided.

Una nueva especie distintiva del bosque montano del oriente de los Andes tropicales, es descrita para el género taxonómicamente complejo Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964. Inusualmente para el género, la nueva especie, H. clara Nakahara, Tan, Lamas & Willmott n. sp. se distingue fácilmente de todas las otras Hermeuptychia sobre la base del patrón de coloración ventral. Se proporciona un resumen de la morfología, biología, distribución y relaciones de la especie.


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