MoneuptychiaAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Moneuptychia melchiades
- Moneuptychia soter
- Moneuptychia itapeva
- Moneuptychia giffordi
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.
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.
Peña, 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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