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Author(s): Bálint, Zs. & Faynel, Ch.
Title: Review of the genus Brangas Hübner, 1819 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with description of a new genus
Year: 2008
Publication date: 2008-11-30
Volume: 100
Pages: 271-306.

Abstract: The genus Brangas Hübner, 1819 is reviewed. Generic limits and the male wing secondary characters are briefly discussed. Five species groups (caranus, carthaea, dydimaon, insolitus and torfrida species group) are established. Six new species are described : Brangas contrastus sp. n. (Ecuador: Morona-Santiago, Macas), Brangas insolitus sp. n. (Peru: Amazonas, Rodriguez de Mendoza), Brangas polonus sp. n. (Peru: Amazonas, Mendoza-Cedro), Brangas moserorum sp. n. (Brazil: Sao Paulo), Brangas neildonatus sp. n. (Venezuela: Aragua, Choroní, Puerto Colombia), Brangas rambutorum sp. n. (Colombia: Sierra Nevada de Santa Martha). The neotype for Papilio dydimaon Cramer, 1777 is selected. The lectotype for Thecla teucria Hewitson, 1868 is designated and the species is placed in a newly described genus Dabreras gen. n. A key to all Brangas species is presented using male wing characters. With 89 figures.
Keywords: new species, South America, taxonomy, new genus, lectotype, neotype, species group, male secondary characters, new combination
Subject: zoology

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.