A Revision of the South American Hairstreak Butterfly Genera Tergissima and Femniterga (Lycaenidae: Theclinae)

  • Tergissima Johnson and Femniterga Johnson, originally described from four sympatric south-central Andean species, are revised to include, respectively, four and nine South American species (of which six are previously undescribed). New combinations include Femniterga cissusa (Hewitson), F. cinniana (Hewitson) and F. plumans (Druce), all transferred from Thecla; new species include Tergissima montanensis and T. shargeli, and Femniterga itaituba, F. megana, F. splendida and F. strobilata. A lectotype is designated for Thecla cissusa. Femniterga and Tergissima are part of a largely undescribed eumaeine assemblage also including Calycopis Scudder and Calystryma Field.

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Author:Kurt Johnson
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/08
Year of first Publication:1989
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/08
Page Number:21
First Page:195
Last Page:215
Source:Gainesville : Insecta Mundi 03:3, S. 195-215
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 3 (1989)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht