Thorax and abdomen morphology of some Neotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera)

  • The external morphology of the thorax and abdomen of four species of Neotropical Hesperiidae, belonging to different tribes, are described and illustrated. The morphological characters traditionally used in the classification of the family are reviewed and new information is added with emphasis on the characters usually neglected in the classification and identification of Hesperiidae and Lepidoptera. The use of these characters, along with those commonly used in literature for the identification and taxonomy of the family, is discussed, aiming to contribute to comparative studies of morphology and taxonomy of this group.
  • A morfologia externa do tórax e abdômen de quatro espécies de Hesperiidae neotropicais, pertencentes a diferentes tribos na família são ilustradas e descritas. Os caracteres morfológicos tradicionalmente utilizados na classificação da família foram revistos e novas informações são acrescentadas enfatizando os caracteres usualmente negligenciados na classificação e identificação de Hesperiidae e Lepidoptera. O uso destes caracteres é discutido quanto à sua potencial utilidade na identificação e taxonomia da família, além dos comumente utilizados na literatura, objetivando contribuir para estudos de morfologia comparativa e taxonomia do grupo.

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Author:Eduardo Carneiro, Olaf Hermann Hendrik MielkeORCiDGND, Mirna Martins CasagrandeORCiD
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (0327)
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/07
Date of first Publication:2013/10/25
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/01/07
Tag:Anatomy; Neotropis; butterflies; skippers
Anatomia; Neotropis; borboletas; hesperídios
Page Number:47
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0