Telemiades cryptus 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: 79-80

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4721.1.1

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scientific name

Telemiades cryptus Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande
status

sp. nov.

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

( Figs 140, 141 View FIGURES 140–141 , 179 View FIGURE 179 , 219 View FIGURE 219 )

Diagnosis. Telemiades cryptus Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   , sp. nov. resembles the species from the “ meris   group” and from the “ trenda   group”, but is distinguished by the posterior margin of tegumen with the proximal pair of apophysis flat and four times larger than distal pair in dorsal view; central margin of uncus with triangular projection in lateral view; dorso–distal region of valva as a spine–like projection curved inwards and distal region elongated and sharp.

Description. Head: frons and vertex dark brown and yellow. Eyes surrounded by greyish scales. Labial palpi with first and second segments dark brown and greyish; third segment dark brown.

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

FW: length of males 18 mm (n=2). DFW ( Fig. 140 View FIGURES 140–141 ): ground color brown; four dark brown spots: two cellular (upper and lower) and two discal in 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; five dark brown submarginal spots in M 1 –M 2, M 2 –M 3, M 3 –CuA 1, CuA 1 –CuA 2, and CuA 2 –2A.

DHW ( Fig. 140 View FIGURES 140–141 ): ground color brown; two discal dark brown rounded spots in lower cell and CuA 2 –2A; six dark brown submarginal 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.

VFW ( Fig. 141 View FIGURES 140–141 ): as DFW; ground color light brown; spots darker.

VHW ( Fig. 141 View FIGURES 140–141 ): as DHW; ground color light brown; spots darker; dark brown spot in anal region.

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

Male genitalia ( Fig. 179 View FIGURE 179 ): tegumen rounded; posterior margin with two pairs of lateral apophysis extending to half of uncus, the proximal pair flat and four times larger than distal pair in dorsal view. Anterior projection of saccus triangular, anterior margin rounded. Uncus rectangular, about same size of tegumen; posterior margin with two rounded lateral apophysis and with central region truncated. Valva rectangular, twice as long as wide; costa rectangular; dorso–distal region of valva as a spine–like projection curved inwards and distal region alongated and sharp; sacculus rectangular, about 1/2 the length of valva. Fultura inferior distally bifid, with distal margin rounded and ventral portion truncated. Aedeagus cylindrical; insertion of manica in the middle of aedeagus; opening for ejaculatory bulb rounded; distal margin truncated; opening for vesica dorsal and lateral left, about 1/3 of size of aedeagus; cornuti as two lines of sharp spines, the first smaller.

Female unknown.

Distibution. Telemiades cryptus   , sp. nov. is known from Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia, and from Mâncio Lima, Porto Acre, and Marechal Thaumaturgo, Acre, Brazil.

Etymology. The specific epithet is derived from the Greek kryptos, hidden. The name represents the fact which this species could be easily mistaken with species from “ meris   group” and from “ trenda   group”.

Taxonomic discussion. Telemiades cryptus   , sp. nov. is similar to the species of the “ meris   group” and “ trenda   group” but has a unique morphology of the male genitalia that differs from any other Telemiades   group.

Type material. Holotype male deposited at DZUP–OM with the following labels   : / HOLOTYPUS / 4–X–1980 Villavicencio [Meta] Colombia Callaghan leg/ OM 29.585 / GEN. PREP. MIELKE 1997   / Holotypus Telemiades cryptus Siewert, Mielke & Casagrande   det. 2019/.

Paratype. BRAZIL: Acre— Mâncio Lima, Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, 7° 26’ 50’’ S, 73° 39’ 52’’ W, 10–21–IX–2011, 1 male, Dolibaina & Moura leg., DZ 33.910 ( DZUP); 20–27–VI–2013, 1 male, Mielke, Casagrande, Carneiro, Dias & Dolibaina leg., DZ 33.912 ( DZUP); Marechal Thaumaturgo, Rio Juruá , E da Vila do Breu, 3–IX–1997, 1 male, K. Brown leg., OM 45.352 * ( DZUP–OM); Porto Acre, Reserva Humaitá, 200 m, 8–10–IX–2004, 1 male, Mielke & Casagrande leg., DZ 26.268* ( DZUP) GoogleMaps   .

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