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Moneuptychia Forster 1964

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Euptychiina

Introduction

A small genus restricted to central and southeastern Brazil and Argentina.

Characteristics

Dias (2011) lists the following features that distinguish species of Moneuptychia from those of Carminda:

 Outer margins of hindwings slightly wavy

 Ventral hindwing medial line not extended and not angular

Ventral color pattern of fore- and hindwings similar

Male genitalia:  uncus not laterally extended, latero-posterior apophyses of tegumen short and conical, angular appendices of tegumen present.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Lamas (2004) considered Carminda Ebert & Dias 1997 to be a synonym of Moneuptychia, but Freitas (2007) points out that the phylogenetic analysis of Peña et al. (2006) shows members of "Moneuptychia" to be polyphyletic under that circumscription, with M. itapeva (misidentified as Yphthimoides sp.) more closely-related to Euptychioides and "M. paeon" more closely-related to Paryphthymoides.  Dias (2011) has provided diagnostic features to separate species of Moneuptychia from those of Carminda.

References

Dias, MM. 2011. Taxonomic considerations on the genera Moneuptychia Forster and Carminda Dias, reval. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Braz. J. Biol. 71, 537-540.

Freitas, AVL. 2007 A new species of Moneuptychia Forster (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae, Euptychiina) from the highlands of southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 36, 919-925.

Freitas, AVL,Emery, EO, and Mielke, OHH. 2010. A new species of Moneuptychia Forster (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Euptychiina) from central Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 39, 83-90.

Lamas, G. (ed.) 2004 Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Pea, C., Wahlberg, N., Weingartner, E., Kodandaramaiah, U., Nylin, S., Freitas, AVL. & Brower, AVZ. 2006 Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40, 29-49.

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Scientific Name Moneuptychia soter
Location Brazil: So Pauo, Rio Claro
Reference Dias, M.M. 2011. Taxonomic considerations on the genera Moneuptychia Forster and Carminda Dias, reval. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Braz. J. Biol. 71, 537-540.
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By C. C. Dias
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection Universidade Federal de So Carlos
Collector M. M. Dias
Source Brazilian Journal of Biology
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Copyright © 2011 M. M. Dias
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