Telemiades insulsus ( Draudt, 1922 ), 2020

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 : 46

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Telemiades insulsus ( Draudt, 1922 )

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Telemiades insulsus ( Draudt, 1922) , stat. rev.

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Pythonides insulsus Draudt, 1922 , in Draudt. Gross–Schmett. Erde 5, p. 887, pl. 173f (d); 1 female [holotype], S. Brazil; Seitz collection.

Quadrus insulsus ; Shepard, 1934. Lep. Cat. 64, p. 166.

(no genus) insulsus ; Beattie, 1976. Rhop. Direct., p. 169.

Bolla phylo oiclus ; Pinheiro et al., 2010, in Diniz et al. Cerrado, p. 235, 237.

Type material. Pythonides insulsus Draudt, 1922 was described based on one female [holotype] from South Brazil in Seitz collection. The female holotype is deposited at the SMT with the following labels: / S. Bras. Stgr/ Type/ insulsus . / Holo–Typus/ Gen. prep. Mielke 1979/ Holotypus Pythonides insulsus Draudt, 1922 O Mielke det. 1979/.

Diagnosis. Telemiades insulsus is distinguished from other species of the “ corbulo group” by the ground color light brown without bluish and purple reflections in both sexes and by the apical hyaline spots irregular in females. Additionally, T. insulsus is the only known species of the “ corbulo group” restricted to Brazilian Cerrado.

Distribution. Telemiades insulsus occurs in areas of the Brazilian Cerrado, with records in the states of Mato Grosso, Goiás, Distrito Federal, and Minas Gerais.

Taxonomic discussion. Pythonides insulsus Draudt, 1922 was synonymized with T. corbulo by Evans (1953) and remained a synonym of it. Mielke (1993) and Mielke & Schroeder (1994) dissected and illustrated the genitalia of the holotype of P. insulsus . The genitalia are very different from that of T. corbulo but it has the phenotypic pattern of the females of the “ corbulo group”. Mielke (1993) suggested that the dissected abdomen may belong to another species. The irregular hyaline marks in the female holotype of P. insulsus is a constant feature in specimens from the Brazilian Cerrado. In addition, males from the same location are also similar to their female counterparts, and the morphology of the male and female genitalia of these individuals differs from other species of the corbulo group. Thus, T. insulsus stat. rev. is here interpreted as a distinct species from the other species of the same group, and its status is revalidated.

Examined material. BRAZIL: Mato Grosso— Barra dos Bugres, 11–V–1974, 1 male, Furtado leg., OM 25.790 * ( DZUP–OM); Chapada dos Guimarães, Buriti, 600 m, 27—VI–1972, 1 male and 1 female, Mielke & Brown leg., DZ 26.370, DZ 26.368 ( DZUP); Diamantino, Fazenda São João, Rio Arinos , 300–400 m, 5–IX–1971, 1 female , Furtado leg., ex–coll. Ebert, DZ 26.362* ( DZUP). Goiás— Iporã, 22 Km O, 420 m, 21–VI–1972, 1 male , Mielke & Brown leg., DZ 8.814 ( DZUP); Piracanjuba , 3–II–1970, 1 male , Brown leg., OM 65.955 ( DZUP). Distrito Federal— Rio Maranhão, 27–VII–2001, 1 male , Emery leg., DZ 33.083 ( DZUP). Minas Gerais— Paracatu , 16–VI–1972, 2 males , Mielke & Brown leg., DZ 26.367, DZ 26.369 (DZUP).


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














Telemiades insulsus ( Draudt, 1922 )

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

Pythonides insulsus

Draudt 1922