Telemiades chrysorrhoea ( Godman & Salvin, 1893 ), Godman & Salvin, 1893

Siewert, Ricardo Russo, Mielke, Olaf Hermann Hendrik & Casagrande, Mirna Martins, 2020, Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Telemiades Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Eudaminae), with descriptions of fourteen new species, Zootaxa 4721 (1), pp. 1-111: 61-62

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Telemiades chrysorrhoea ( Godman & Salvin, 1893 )
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Telemiades chrysorrhoea ( Godman & Salvin, 1893)  

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Thymele chrysorrhoea Godman & Salvin, 1893   . Biol. Centr.–Amer., Lep.–Rhop. 2, p. 315, pl. 78, figs 13, 14 (male d, v); l male [holotype], Volcan de Chiriqui, Panama, Champion leg., 3000 ft.; Godman & Salvin collection.— Draudt, 1922, in Seitz. Gross–Schmett. Erde 5, p. 867.

Thymele chrysorrhaea   [sic]; Mabille, 1903, in Wytsman. Gen. Ins. 17, p. 27.— Mabille & Boullet, 1912. Ann. Sc. nat., Zool., Paris, (9)16: 105, 108.

Telegonus chrysorrhaea   [sic]; Shepard, 1931. Lep. Cat. 47, p. 72.

(no genus) chrysorrhoea   ; Beattie, 1976. Rhop. Direct., p. 116.

Telemiades chrysorrhoea   ; Evans, 1953. Cat. Amer. Hesp. 3, p. 25 [as synonym from Telemiades centrites gallius   ].— Burns & Janzen, 2005. Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington 107 (4): 777.—Miller; Janzen & Hallwachs, 2007. 100 Butterflies and Moths, p. 187, fig. 67 (larva), pl. 67 (d); biol.— Janzen et al., 2011. PLoS ONE 6 (8): 8, 9.—Garwood & Lehman, 2013. Butt. C. Amer. 3, Hesp., p. 61, figs (d, v).

Type material. Thymele chrysorrhoea Godman & Salvin, 1893   was described based on one male [holotype] from Volcan de Chiriquí [Barú], Panama. The male holotype is deposited at the NHMUK with the following labels: / Type / Type [verso from the same label:] H 194/ V[olcano]. de Chiriqui, 25–40[?] ft. Champion./ Sp. figured./ B.C.A. Lep. Rhop. Thymele chrysorrhoea   , G. & S./ Godman–Salvin Coll. 1912.–23./ BMNH(E) #1236054/.

Diagnosis. FW length: males 23 mm (n=2). Telemiades chrysorrhoea   is distinguished from other species of the “ centrites   group” by the absence or reduction of the three apical hyaline spots in R 3 –R 4, R 4 –R 5, and R 5 –M 1 in FW.

Natural history. Janzen & Hallwachs (2009) partially illustrated the immatures stages of T. chrysorrhoea   found at Area de Conservación de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Immatures have been reported on some Fabaceae   species: Inga herrerae   , I. leiocalcynia   , I. longispica   , I. marginata   , I. mortoniana   , I. punctata   , I. sapindoides   , I. semialata   , I. vera   , and Zygia palmana   .

Distribution. Telemiades chrysorrhoea   is known only from Chiriquí, Panama, and from Conservation Area of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Taxonomic discussion. Thymele chrysorrhoea Godman & Salvin, 1893   was first transferred to Telegonus ( Shepard 1931)   . Next, it was synonymized by Evans (1953) with Telemiades centrites gallius   . This synonym was accepted until Burns & Janzen (2005), who removed T. chrysorrhoea   from it and re–established the status of Telemiades gallius   . The analysis of the type material of T. chrysorrhoea   and Telemiades gallius   reinforces the interpretation of Burns & Janzen (2005), who treated them as distinct species from T. centrites   . Despite its similarity with T. gallius   , T. chrysorrhoea   can be easily distinguished from the former by the absence or reduction of the three apical hyaline spots in R 3 –R 4, R 4 –R 5 and R 5 –M 1 in FW and by the orange spot on the outer margin in HW. Besides morphological characters, Burns & Janzen (2005) indicated that molecular data also corroborate the distinction between the two species. Although occurring in sympatry, T. chrysorrhoea   is typical of nebulous forest environments, occurring between 800–1400 m, while T. gallius   is considered rare and occurs in wet forest areas between 600–900 m in the Area de Conservación de Guanacaste, Costa Rica ( Burns & Janzen 2005).

Examined material. PANAMA: Chiriqui —no specific locality, 1 male, NHMUK 010242182 View Materials * ( NHMUK). Holotype with data already mentioned.  

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Telemiades

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Telemiades chrysorrhoea ( Godman & Salvin, 1893 )

Siewert, Ricardo Russo, Mielke, Olaf Hermann Hendrik & Casagrande, Mirna Martins 2020
2020
Loc

Thymele chrysorrhoea

Godman & Salvin 1893
1893