Hesperiidae of central Rondonia, Brazil: Celaenorrhinus Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyrginae), with descriptions of three new species and taxonomic comments

  • Eight species of Celaenorrhinus (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) occur near Cacaulhdia in central Rondonia, Brazil. Three of these represent unnamed species and are described as new: Celaenorrhinus orneates Austin, Celaenorrhinus par Steinhauser & Austin, and Celaenorrhinus autochton Steinhauser & Austin. The male of C. saviais described for the first time. Both sexes of all 8 species (except female C. orneates) and their genitalia are illustrated. Males of C. savia and C. orneates are similar to C. jao in lacking tibial tufts, modified thoracic scales, and abdominal pouches; C. autochton lacks tibial tufts and modified thoracic scales. This adds to the diversity of secondary sexual characters among New World Celaenorrhinus. The following taxa, treated by Evans (1952) as subspecies, are raised to specific rank: C. shema disjunctus Bell, 1940; C. similis stola Evans, 1952; C. similis approximatus Williams & Bell, 1940; and C. similis bifurcus Bell, 1934.

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Author:George T. Austin, Stephen R. Steinhauser
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):2010/07/29
Year of first Publication:1996
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/29
Page Number:20
First Page:25
Last Page:44
Source:Gainesville : Insecta Mundi 10:1-4, S. 25-44
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 10 (1996)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht