Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande

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: 45-46

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Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande
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sp. nov.

Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   , sp. nov.

( Figs 66–69 View FIGURES 62–77 , 159 View FIGURES 158–160 , 195 View FIGURES 194–197 , 212 View FIGURE 212 )

Diagnosis. Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   , sp. nov. is easily distinguished from other species of the “ corbulo   group” by the ground color brown in both sexes, without bluish or purple reflections. Besides, it’s the only known species of the group with records in Atlantic Forest areas.

Description. Head: frons and vertex dark brown. Eyes surrounded by white scales. Labial palpi with first and second segments dark brown and greyish; third segment dark brown. Antennae dark brown, base of each segment ventrally cream from the second half towards apiculus; nudum of 25–27 segments.

Thorax: dorsally dark brown; ventrally dark brown and greyish.

FW: length of males 19–21 mm (n=12) and females 21–24 mm (n=10). DFW ( Figs 66, 68 View FIGURES 62–77 ): ground color dark brown in males and light brown in females; dark spot on basal area extending until the half of wing; six dark brown submarginal spots in R 5 –M 1, M 1 –M 2, M 2 –M 3, M 3 –CuA 1, CuA 1 –CuA 2 and CuA 2 –2A; three apical hyaline spots in R 3 –R 4, R 4 –R 5 and R 5 –M 1, the last smaller.

DHW ( Figs 66, 68 View FIGURES 62–77 ): ground color dark brown in males and light brown in females; dark spot in basal area; submarginal dark brown spots as an irregular band in Rs–M 1, M 1 –M 2, M 2 –M 3, M 3 –CuA 1, CuA 1 –CuA 2 and CuA 2 – 2A; males with a tuft of long dark hair–like scales in Sc–R 1 –Rs; oval greyish patch under the tuft of androconial scales.

VFW ( Figs 67, 69 View FIGURES 62–77 ): as DFW; ground color dark brown; spots darker; males with oval cream patch below CuA 2 –2A.

VHW ( Figs 67, 69 View FIGURES 62–77 ): as DHW; ground color light brown; spots darker.

Abdome: dorsally dark brown; ventrally dark brown and greyish.

Male genitalia ( Fig. 159 View FIGURES 158–160 ): tegumen rounded; distal margin with two pairs of lateral apophysis with half size of uncus. Anterior projection of saccus triangular, anterior margin rounded. Uncus shorter, about 1/2 the length of tegumen; distal margin with two lateral apophysis rounded with median region truncated. Valva rectangular, twice as long as wide; costa rectangular; distal process of harpe long and rounded, with margin serrated and dorsal process with a spine–like projection curved inwards; sacculus rectangular, about 1/2 the length of valva. Fultura inferior distally bifid, with distal margin rounded and base truncated. Aedeagus cylindrical, insertion of manica the middle of aedeagus; opening for ejaculatory bulb rounded; distal margin truncated; opening for vesica dorsal, about 1/3 of size of aedeagus; cornuti as numerous spines, all with same size.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 196 View FIGURES 194–197 ): tergum VIII rounded; papilla analis covered by scales on apical third; posterior apophysis with same size of papilla. Lamella antevaginalis rectangular. Lamela postvaginalis rectangular and bifid, distal margin truncated. Ductus bursae membranous, sclerotized proximally of ostium, corpus bursae membranous and globular, with same size of ductus; signa absent.

Distribution. Telemiades quammeni   sp. nov. occurs in Altantic Forest areas, being registered from the Brazilian states of Pernambuco to Paraná.

Etymology. This species is named to honor David Quammen, an American science, nature and travel writer, and author of several books, including “The Song of the Dodo”, “Spillover”, and “The Flight of the Iguana”.

Taxonomic discussion. Telemiades quammeni   sp. nov. is easily distinguished from the other species of the “ corbulo   group” by the absence of blue and purple reflections on DW, and to the distribution restricted to the Atlantic Forest. In addition, there is a significant difference in the morphological patterns of the male and female genitalia when compared to the other species of the “ corbulo   group”.

Type material. Holotype male deposited at DZUP–OM with the following labels   : / HOLOTYPUS / Cacatu , Antonina P [a]R[aná] [ Brazil], 25–IV–87 20m, Mielke leg./ OM 14.182   / Holotypus Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   det. 2019/. Allotype female deposited at DZUP with the following labels   : / ALLOTYPUS / Alexandra Paraná—Brasil 12–IV–1969 O. Mielke leg./ DZ 26.385/ Allotypus Telemiades quammeni Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   det. 2019/.

Paratypes. BRAZIL: Pernambuco— Recife , Camaragibe, 2–X–1968, 1 male, Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.387 ( DZUP)   . Bahia— Camacan , Serra Bonita, 27–XI–14–XII–2005, 1 male, Emery leg., ex–coll. Emery, DZ 34.043 ( DZUP)   ; Mucuri , 20–VI–1968, 1 female, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.382 ( DZUP)   . Espírito Santo— Conceição da Barra, 5–IV–1968, 1 female, C. & C. T. Elias leg., DZ 2.952* ( DZUP)   ; 4–IX–1969, 1 male, C. & C. T. Elias leg., DZ 26.377 ( DZUP)   ; 10–IX–1969, 1 female, C. & C. T. Elias leg., DZ 26.384 ( DZUP)   ; XII–1985, 1 male, Elias leg., DZ 26.371 ( DZUP)   ; Linhares , 28–III–1970, 1 male, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.372 ( DZUP)   ; 9–14–IV–1973, 1 female, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.380 ( DZUP)   ; 11–16–VI–1973, 1 male, C. Elias leg., DZ 3.846* ( DZUP)   ; 25–30–VI–1973, 1 male and 2 females, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.376, DZ 26.383, DZ 26.391 ( DZUP)   ; 12–17–VIII–1974, 1 male, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.375 ( DZUP)   ; 19–24–VIII–1974, 1 female, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.381 ( DZUP)   ; XI–1978, 1 male, C. Elias leg., DZ 26.373 ( DZUP)   . Minas Gerais— Marliéria, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, 200 m, 14–XII–1972, 1 male, H. & H. D. Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.379 ( DZUP)   ; 15–XII–1972, 1 male, H. & H. D. Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.378 ( DZUP)   ; 350 m, 8–9–III–1994, 2 males, Mielke leg., DZ 26.388, DZ 26.389 ( DZUP)   . Rio de Janeiro— Angra dos Reis, VI–1934, 1 female, Travassos leg., OM 12.773 * ( DZUP–OM)   ; Cachoeiras de Macacu , Boca do Mato, 17–V–1992, 1 female, N. Tangerini leg., ex–coll. Tangerini, DZ 36.137 ( DZUP)   ; Duque de Caxias , Imbariê, 150 m, 15–II–1966, 1 female, Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.390 ( DZUP)   ; 16–II–1966, 1 female, Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.386 ( DZUP)   ; Petrópolis , 16–V–1969, 1 male, Ebert leg., ex–coll. Ebert, OM 39.543 * ( DZUP–OM)   . Paraná— Antonina, Cacatu   , 20 m, 20–IV–1987, 1 female, Mielke leg., DZ 14.044 ( DZUP)   ; 25–IV–1987, 2 males and 2 females, Mielke leg., OM 14.162, OM 14.163, DZ 14.181, DZ 14.183* ( DZUP–OM)   ; 15–IV–2003, 1 female, Mielke leg., OM 60.752 ( DZUP–OM)   ; Paranaguá , Alexandra, 12–IV–1969, 1 male, Mielke leg., DZ 26.374 ( DZUP)   ; Querência do Norte , RPPN Fazenda da Mata, 22° 58’ 60’’ S, 53º 31’ 59’’ W, 5–X–2012, 1 male, LABLEP leg., DZ 36.136 ( DZUP) GoogleMaps   ; RPPN Fazenda Santa Fé , 23° 05’ 37’’S, 53° 35’ 43’’W, 11–12-IX-2018, 7 males, Casagrande, Mielke, Carneiro & Orlandin leg., DZ 47.101, DZ 47.102, DZ 47.092, DZ 47.091, DZ 47.112, DZ 47.111, DZ 47.113 ( DZUP) GoogleMaps   .

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Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure