Tergissima and Femniterga, new sister genera of Calycopis Scudder and Calystryma Field from the South Central Andes (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

  • Tergissima and Femniterga, new genera, are described from hitherto seldom sampled localities of 500- 1700 m. altitude in Salta, Jujuy and Tucuman provinces, Argentina. The new genera are allied to New World Calycopis and Neotropical Calystryma, but differ from the generic characters of these in having extreme terminoventrad development of the incised posterior cavity of the eighth abdominal tergite (Tergissima males, Femniterga, males and females), distinctive genitalic characters and forewing markings on males suggestive of secondary sexual brands. Morphology of the four genera is compared in detail. Four new species are described: T. mosconiensis, T. macphersoni, F. notacastanea and F. judae, three of which are also distributed northward into eastern Bolivia.

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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):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:1988
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/07
Page Number:15
First Page:28
Last Page:42
Source:Gainesville, Fla. : Flora & Fauna Publ. - Insecta Mundi 02:1, S. 28-42
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 2 (1988)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht