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Published: 2015-09-04

Description of a new genus for Euptychia hilara (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum for Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
Deparment of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Deparment of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum for Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
Lepidoptera Euptychiina lectotype Satyrini caterpillar Area de Conservación Guanacaste

Abstract

Based on external morphology, food plant records for caterpillars, and molecular analysis, Euptychia hilara (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867) is removed from Euptychia Hübner 1818. A new genus, Inbio Nakahara & Espeland gen. nov., is proposed for this taxon. Inbio hilara comb. nov. is a member of a monophyletic clade containing Cyllopsis Felder, 1869, Paramacera Butler, 1868, and Atlanteuptychia Freitas, Barbosa & Mielke, 2013, although it can be morphologically distinguished from these genera. Lectotypes for Neonympha hilara C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867 and Euptychia anacleta Butler, 1877 (a synonym of E. hilara) are designated herein.