Folia entomologica hungarica

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Author(s): Bálint, Zs. & Moser, A.
Title: Description of a Denivia species from south and southeast Brazil with notes on the genus (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae: Eumaeini)
Year: 2007
Volume: 68
Pages: 147-156.

Abstract: The eumaeine lycaenid butterfly Denivia espiritosanto sp. n. from south and southeast Brazil is described. The genus Denivia JOHNSON, 1992 is redefined, and the androconial pouch situated along the cubital vein in the subbasal area of the ventral hindwing surface is identified as an apomorphy for the genus. Accordingly, the following new combinations are established: Denivia chaluma (SCHAUS, 1902) comb. n. (SE Brazil), Denivia curitabaensis (JOHNSON, 1992) comb. n. (SE Brazil), Denivia gispa (HEWITSON, 1865), comb. n. (Peru), Denivia laudonia (HEWITSON, 1867), comb. n. (Amazonia), and Denivia phegeus (HEWITSON, 1865), comb. n. (Amazonia). Remarks on the discovery of the species, a brief discussion on the diversity of Denivia and a key to the Denivia species occurring in south and southeastern Brazil are given. With 4 figures and one table.
Keywords: Brazil, Eumaeini, Neotropical Region, Lycaenidae

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: ,
Editor(s): Merkl, O.