Sertania guttata ( Stichel, 1910 ),

Freitas, André V. L., 2017, Sertania gen. nov., a new genus of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) from the South American dry diagonal, Zootaxa 4312 (1), pp. 165-179: 172-173

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4312.1.8

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scientific name

Sertania guttata ( Stichel, 1910 )
status

comb. nov.

Sertania guttata ( Stichel, 1910)  , comb. nov.

( Figs 1–4View FIGURES 1 – 12, 13–22View FIGURES 13 – 18View FIGURES 19 – 26, 27View FIGURES 27 – 32, 39–41View FIGURES 39 – 44)

Hamearis guttata Stichel, 1910  : Berlin Ent. Zeit. 55:46–47. Type locality: Mendoza, Argentina. Holotype female #3561 ZMHU (examined).

= Apodemia minuscula Giacomelli, 1911  : Anales de la Soc. Cient. Arg. LXXII: plate 7, Fig. 26View FIGURES 19 – 26. A male lectotype, here designated, has the following labels: LECTOTYPUS/ ♂ Apodemia minuscula, Giac.  [omelli] n. sp. La Rioja [, La Rioja, Argentina] / LECTOTYPE ♂ Apodemia minuscula Giacomelli, 1911  by G. Lamas ‘92 [unpublished] / Hamearis minuscula Giac.  [omelli] CUM SPECIMINIBUS IN COLL. BRIT. HIST. NAT. SERV. COMP. ET DET. K. J. Hayward / Es Audre guttata (Stich.) K. J. Hayward  DET. / LECTOTYPE Apodemia minuscula Giacomelli, 1911 Callaghan & Kaminski  det. 2017/ (MACN). The characteristic lectotype label will be sent to the curator of the collection.

= Hamearis guayapensis Köhler, 1923  : Zeit. Wiss. Ins. Biol 18:30, Plate 2, Figs. 26–28View FIGURES 19 – 26View FIGURES 27 – 32. A male lectotype, here designated, has the following labels: LECTOTYPUS/ Hamearis  guaypensis fa nov. / Rep. Argentina A. BREYER / BREYER ARGENTINA PROV LA RIOJA / lectotype ♂ Hamearis guayapensis Köhler, 1923 G. Lamas  det. ‘92 [unpublished] / LECTOTYPE Hamearis guayapensis Giacomelli, 1911 Callaghan & Kaminski  det. 2017/ (MLPA). The characteristic lectotype label will be sent to the curator of the collection.

Diagnosis. Forewing length: males 10.5–11.0 mm (n = 10), females 12.1 mm (n = 3).

Sertania guttata  comb. nov. appears at first glance as a small Aricoris  with white spots much like sympatric Aricoris signata ( Stichel, 1910)  , but can be easily distinguished by the scalloped distal margin of the FW and the lacking of the spot at the base of the HW cell Sc + R1. Differences with the additional species in the genus are discussed in following sections.

Variation. This species shows some variation between and within populations regarding the extent of yelloworange scaling on both wings.

Biology and distribution. The type locality of Sertania guttata  comb. nov. in Mendoza and some distribution records in La Rioja (Argentina) correspond to xeric habitats, known as Monte vegetation ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 34 – 37), part of a warm shrub desert at the east of the Andean mountains ( Giacomelli 1911, Roig-Juñent et al. 2001). Most of the additional records are from Chaco vegetation formations in lowlands and mountain areas of “chaco serrano” ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 34 – 37), but never above 1500 m. Adult habits are sedentary and males were observed perching for long periods with closed wings on low bushes or on the ground. In consecutive visits, different males are found in the same places in an apparent territorial behavior ( Figs 39–40View FIGURES 39 – 44). Females were encountered nectaring on flowers with wings spread. The range of S. guttata  comb. nov. includes central and western Argentina in the Provinces of Catamarca, Cordoba, Formosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta and Santiago del Estero ( Volkmann & Nuñez-Bustos 2010, Nuñez-Bustos & Volkmann 2013). In western Paraguay, it is recorded in Chaco areas ( Drechsel 2016) and although it should occur in similar habitats in Bolivia ( Jauffret et al. 2008) its presence there has yet to be confirmed.

Material examined. ARGENTINA: Cordoba: Capilla del Monte , 29.i.2015, 1♂, L.A. Kaminski leg., DNAvoucher BLU882 ( ZUEC)  ; La Rioja: 4♂ “ Rioja ”, ( MLPA), Anillaco , 24.i.2015, 2♂, L.A. Kaminski leg., DNAvoucher BLU880-881 ( ZUEC), Punta de los Llanos, 27.xii.2015, 1♂, L.A. Kaminski leg. ( ZUEC)  ; Salta: 1 km E. Pichinal-Salta (300m), 5♂, 2♀, R. Eisele leg. (CJC). 

ZUEC

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Riodinidae

Genus

Sertania

Loc

Sertania guttata ( Stichel, 1910 )

Freitas, André V. L. 2017
2017
Loc

Sertania guttata

Freitas 2017
2017
Loc

Hamearis guayapensis Köhler, 1923

Kohler 1923
1923
Loc

Hamearis guayapensis Köhler, 1923 G. Lamas

Kohler 1923
1923
Loc

Apodemia minuscula

Giacomelli 1911
1911
Loc

Apodemia minuscula

Giacomelli 1911
1911
Loc

Apodemia minuscula

Giacomelli 1911
1911
Loc

Hamearis guayapensis

Giacomelli, 1911 Callaghan & Kaminski 1911
1911
Loc

Hamearis guttata

Stichel 1910
1910
Loc

Aricoris signata (

Stichel 1910
1910
Loc

Aricoris

Westwood 1851
1851
Loc

Hamearis

Hubner 1819
1819