Sertania lambedor (P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008 ),

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: 173-174

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Sertania lambedor (P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008 )

comb. nov., stat nov.

Sertania lambedor (P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008)  , comb. nov., stat nov.

( Figs 9–12View FIGURES 1 – 12, 25–26View FIGURES 19 – 26, 31–32View FIGURES 27 – 32, 42–44View FIGURES 39 – 44)

Emesis  jaibensis lambedor P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008  . Lambillionea CVII(4):506–508. Figs. 13–16View FIGURES 13 – 18. Type locality: Fazenda Lambedor, Santa Quitéria, Ceará, Brazil. Holotype male, Allotype female: MPEG.

Diagnosis. Forewing length: males 10–13 mm (n = 3), females 13–14 mm (n = 2). Sertania lambedor  comb. nov., stat nov. is more similar and closely related to S. jaibensis  , however, differences in the DNA barcode are appreciable (2.67%, Table 2) and adults can be easily distinguished from the latter by the bright yellow coloration in males and females ( Figs. 9–12View FIGURES 1 – 12). Furthermore, S. jaibensis  presents an infusion of red-orange scaling on the male dorsal surface and light yellow scaling on the female. The ventral FW discal area of the male is brick red and the HW discal area lighter white with reddish scaling, and the post-medial area darker with black scaling. The submarginal row of brown spots is more apparent. The female ventral surface has light orange ground color on the FW and darker orange infused with white scaling on HW. Margin of uncus straight in S. lambedor  ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 19 – 26), in S. guttata  and S. jaibensis  the margin of uncus present a dorsal projection ( Figs 21, 23View FIGURES 19 – 26). Female genitalia of S. jaibensis  present ostium bursae with oval opening and pointed signa ( Figs 29–30View FIGURES 27 – 32), while S. lambedor  has the ostium bursae with circular opening and less pointed signa ( Figs 31–32View FIGURES 27 – 32).

Biology and distribution. Sertania lambedor  was observed flying rapidly about a meter above the ground along a dry stream bed in the caatinga. Adults landed on small flowers for short periods of time, being difficult to approach, thus making capture difficult ( Jauffret et al. 2008). This species was recorded in six localities of caatinga ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 34 – 37) in northeast Brazil, including the Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, and Parque Nacional da Serra das Confusões, Piaui ( Kerpel et al. 2014, Nobre & Schlindwein 2016).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Ceará: Fazenda Lambedor (200m), Santa Quitéria , 1♂, 1♀,, ( MPEG). Pernambuco: Trilha do Camelo - Serra Branca, Parque Nacional do Catimbau , Ibimirim, 1♂, 1♀, 15.x.2008, E.C. Nobre leg. (CJC); Ibimirim, 1♂, 1♀, 13.iii.2015, D. Melo leg., DNA-voucher BLU888, BLU890 ( ZUEC), Custódia, 1♂, 06.v.2015, D. Melo leg., DNA-voucher BLU889 ( ZUEC). 


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Sertania lambedor (P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008 )

Freitas, André V. L. 2017

jaibensis lambedor P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessôa, 2008

P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret & Pessoa 2008


Fabricius 1807