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Author(s): Bálint, Zs., Johnson, K. & Austin, G. T.
Title: New species of Eumaeini (Lycaenidae) from Southeastern Brazil II. Review of regional Ministrymon and descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Year: 1998
Publication date: 1998-12-31
Volume: 90
Pages: 195-214.

Abstract: Ministrymon species of southeastern Brazil Lepidoptera are reviewed based on material in the G AGARIN Collection of southeast Brazilian Lepidoptera (Milwaukee Public Museum) and in the Allyn Museum of Entomology, Florida State Museum of Natural History. Previously described species include Ministrymon fostera (S CHAUS ) new combination ( M. "phrutus"group, transferred from Thecla ) and a species of the M. "azia"group described in a simultaneous study of Ministrymon from Rond“nia, western Brazil. Nine new species are described: M. gagarini , M. cruor , and M. arthuri of the blue "phrutus"species group, M. androgenus , M. borkini , M. exorbaetus , M. oblongus , and M. callicus of the white "una"species group, and M. cryptus which appears to be the first known sister species of M. gamma H. H. D RUCE (the two comprising a new "gamma"species group). M. fostera , a peculiarly marked species, is placed in a new subgroup of the "phrutus"group with M. vena (H. H. D RUCE ) and M. cruenta (G OSSE ). The many new names stem from two factors: 1) generic type material is from Central and northern South America; its study indicates old names sometimes used in the region do not apply; 2) as shown in other recent studies of the genus, some new species generally resemble previously named taxa, but differ in extraordinary conditions of the external secondary sexual characters as well as genitalia. With 30 figures.
Subject: entomology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.