Spindasis negrita Felder, 1862

Hsu, Yu-Feng & Liang, Jia-Yuan, 2020, On systematic status of Spindasis syama Horsfield, [1829] in Taiwan and the Philippines (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Aphnaeini), Zootaxa 4763 (4), pp. 485-500: 495-496

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4763.4.2

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3804839

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D36468-8227-BA4E-7DA1-2585FEF1FEA3

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Carolina

scientific name

Spindasis negrita Felder, 1862
status

stat. rev.

Spindasis negrita Felder, 1862   , stat. rev.

( Figs. 21–24 View FIGURES 21–24 , 35–39 View FIGURES 35–39 )

Spindasis lohita var. negrita Felder, 1862   : Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12 (1/2): 487. (Type locality: Manila)

Aphnaeus syama negrita   ; Fruhstorfer, 1912: Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 56 (3/4): 216.

Spindasis syama negrita   ; D’Abrera, 1986: Butterflies of the Oriental Region: 602.

Diagnosis. This species may be distinguished from S. syama   by the following diagnostic characters: 1) white tinged with blue markings present on wing uppersides of females in negrita   ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21–24 ), whereas they are absent in syama   ( Figs. 11 View FIGURES 9–12 , 15 View FIGURES 13–16 , 19 View FIGURES 17–20 ); 2) dorsal extensions of juxta tapers to sharp end, less than 50 degree on both sides in negrita   ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 35–39 ), whereas they attenuate to blunt end, wider than 60 degree on both sides in syama   ( Figs. 26 View FIGURES 25–29 , 31 View FIGURES 30–34 ); 3) costa of valva forms an short, triangular inner process in negrita   , ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 35–39 ) whereas it forms longer, lobe-like inner process in syama   ( Figs. 26 View FIGURES 25–29 , 31 View FIGURES 30–34 ); 4) cornutus is an oval sclerite with prominent spines in negrita   ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 35–39 ), whereas it is a narrow band with small spines in syama   ( Figs. 29 View FIGURES 25–29 , 34 View FIGURES 30–34 ).

Discussion. Spindasis syama lamuae   , ssp. nov. was found to be obligatorily associated with Crematogester popohana   and C. amia   . These two ant taxa are both considered endemic to Taiwan, with the latter sometimes considered as “race” of the former ( Lin 2011). Myrmecophilous associations of the other subspecies of S. syama   and S. negrita   are hitherto unknown, but there seems little doubt that they should be associated with other Crematogester ant species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Spindasis

Loc

Spindasis negrita Felder, 1862

Hsu, Yu-Feng & Liang, Jia-Yuan 2020
2020
Loc

Spindasis lohita var. negrita

Spindasis lohita var. negrita Felder, 1862
Loc

Aphnaeus syama negrita

Fruhstorfer, 1912
Loc

Spindasis syama negrita

D’Abrera, 1986