Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888

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: 66-67

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Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888  

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Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888   . Le Nat. (2)2 (38): 221, fig. 4 [recte 3] (d, v); 1 male [holotype], Rio San Juan, [ Colombia]; Staudinger collection.— Godman & Salvin, 1893. Biol. Centr.–Amer., Lep.–Rhop. 2, p. 318; 3, pl. 79, figs 1, 2 (male d, v).— Mabille, 1903, in Wytsman. Gen. Ins. 17, p. 28.— Mabille & Boullet, 1912. Ann. Sc. nat., Zool., Paris, (9)16: 118, 121.— Draudt, 1922, in Seitz. Gross–Schmett. Erde 5, p. 869.— Shepard, 1931. Lep. Cat. 47, p. 77.—Williams & Bell, 1934. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 60: 28, pl. 1, fig. 12 (male gen.).—F. Hoffmann, 1934. Ent. Rdsch., Stuttgart, 51: 27.— Shepard, 1936. Lep. Cat. 74, p. 616.—Field, 1940. Bull. Univ. Kansas 41: 352.—C. Hoffmann, 1941. An. Inst. Biol., Mexico, 12: 247.—Bridges, 1983. Lep. Hesp. 1, p. 73; 2, p. 36.— Steinhauser, 1975. Bull. Allyn Mus. 29: 11.—C. Hoffmann, 1976. Publ. Esp. Soc. Mex. Lep. 1: 121.—Bridges, 1988. Cat. Hesp. 1, p. 116; 2, p. 60.— Steinhauser, 1989. Bull. Allyn Mus. 127: 13, fig. 72 (male gen.).—Llorente–Bousquets; Luis–Martínez & Vargas–Fernández, 1990. Publ. esp. Mus. Zool., Mexico, 1: 28.—Stanford & Opler, 1993. Atlas West. USA Butt., p. 22.—R. G. de la Maza E. & J. de la Maza E., 1993. Marip. Chiapas, p. 202.—Austin et al., 1999. Trop. Lep. 9, Suppl. 2: 16.—Warren, 2000, in Llorente; González & Papavero (eds). Biodiv., Tax., Biogeogr. Art. Mex. 2, p. 550.—Sánchez, 2002. Entomotropica 17: 112.— Mielke, 2004. Hesperioidea, p. 56, in Lamas (ed.). Checklist: Part 4A, Hesperioidea–Papilionoidea, in Heppner (ed.). Atlas Neotrop. Lep.   5A.— Mielke, 2005. Cat. Amer. Hesperioidea 3, p. 747.—Salazar et al., 2010. Bol. cient. mus. hist. nat., Manizales, 14 (1): 157.—J. Miller et al., 2012. Insecta Mundi 205: 41.—Luis–M., Salinas–G. & Llorente–B., 2011, in Álvarez (coord.). Chiapas: estudios diversidad biol., Inst. Biol., UNAM, Mexico, p. 387.—Garwood & Lehman, 2013. Butt. C. Amer. 3, Hesp., p. 62, figs (male d, v, female v).—Basset et al., 2015. PLOS ONE 10 (8) (e0136623), S1 App.

(no genus) megallus   ; Beattie, 1976. Rhop. Direct., p. 197.

Telemiades epicaulis   [sic] megallus   ; Raguso & Llorente, 1997, in González; Dirzo & Vogt (eds). Hist. Nat. Tuxtlas. Inst. Biol., UNAM, p. 290.

Type material. Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888   was described base on one male [holotype] from Rio San Juan, Colombia, in Otto Staudinger collection. The male holotype is deposited at the ZMHU, where the Staudinger material is housed, and illustrated on Butterflies of America ( Warren et al. 2018), with the following labels: / Origin/ Rio San Juan Columb. Fritsch/ Telem. Megallus ♂ Mab./ Telemiad. Megallus ♂ Mab./ Megallus Mab./.

Diagnosis. FW length: males 17–19 mm (n=5). Telemiades megallus   resembles T. squanda   and the females of T. choricus   but is distinguished by VHW with a white patch covering about half of its posterior surface. Additionally, the internal region of valva has a spine–like developed projection.

Variation. The white patch on VHW varies in color intensity, and in some specimens could be whitish blue.

Distribution. Telemiades megallus   occurs in Amazonian forest areas, with records in Panama, Colombia, and French Guiana.

Taxonomic discussion. In the original description, Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888   was erroneously illustrated as T. misitheus   (also described in the same work and illustrated as T. megallus   ). Evans (1953: 27, Plate 27) misinterpreted T. megallus   as a subspecies of T. epicalus   . The drawing of the male genitalia of T. epicalus megallus   by Evans (1953) makes it clear that the species being illustrated was T. choricus   . This probably happened in view of the similarity between T. choricus   females and T. megallus   males. Later, Steinhauser (1975, 1989) restored the specific status of T. megallus   , describing and detailing the male, and also the male and female of T. choricus   . Contrary to what Steinhauser (1975, 1989) wrote, the holotype of T. megallus   is a male.

Examined material. PANAMA: Panama— Gamboa , 16–X–1979, 1 male, Robbins leg., OM 29.669 * ( DZUP– OM)   .

COLOMBIA: Valle del Cauca— Buenaventura, 250 m, 16–VII–1981, 1 male, Mielke & Casagrande leg., OM 29.621 * ( DZUP–OM)   .

FRENCH GUIANA: no specific locality, 1 male, OM 40.983 * ( DZUP–OM)   .

ZMHU

Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitaet

OM

Otago Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Telemiades

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Telemiades megallus Mabille, 1888

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

Mabille 1888
1888
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megallus

Mabille 1888
1888