Cheimas opalinus dominici Pyrcz & Boyer

Pyrcz, Tomasz W., Lorenc-Brudecka, Jadwiga, Boyer, Pierre & Zubek, Anna, 2018, Subspecies-level systematics and affinities of Cheimas Thieme - an endemic genus of the subparamo of the Venezuelan Cordillera de Mérida (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), Zootaxa 4422 (2), pp. 219-243: 229-232

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.2.4

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scientific name

Cheimas opalinus dominici Pyrcz & Boyer
status

n. ssp.

Cheimas opalinus dominici Pyrcz & Boyer  , n. ssp.

( Figs. 5C–F View Figure , 6C–F View Figure , 9E–F View Figure , 11C View Figure )

Type locality: El Baho, Valle de Santo Domingo , Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela 

Material examined: HOLOTYPE ♂: VENEZUELA, Cordillera de Mérida, Mérida State, El Baho (transect) 

via El Páramo  , 2900 m, 24.XI.2005, T  . Pyrcz leg., CEP-MZUJ (to be deposited in MIZAAbout MIZA); PARATYPES: VENEZUELA, Cordillera de Mérida , Mérida State: 14 ♂: Pueblo Llano, Cańotal, 2750–2800 m, 29.XII.2004, M  . Costa leg., 1 prep. genit. 402/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc , 2 prep. genit. 406/ 21.06.2016 J  . Lorenc ; 6 ♂: Pueblo Llano—Tuñame, Qda. Ranchería, 2900–2950 m, 27.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2900 m, 22.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 4 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2900–2950 m, 26.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2700 m, 26.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 3 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2900–2950 m, 21.XI.2005, T  . Pyrcz leg., 1 prep. genit. 389/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc; 2 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2900 m, 21.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 2 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2850 m, 21.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 3100 m, 24.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2900–2950 m, 14.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho (transect) via El Páramo  , 2800 m, 22.XI.2005, T  . Pyrcz leg., prep. genit. 401/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc; 1 ♂: El Baho—El Hatico , La Ciénaga , 2900–2950 m, 21.X.2005, T  . Pyrcz leg., prep. genit. 399/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc ; 1 ♂: no data  ; 10 ♂: Mucubají—Santo Domingo, Los Frailes, 3000–3050 m, 08.VII.2006, T. Pyrcz leg., 1 prep. genit. 400/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc; Barinas State: 5 ♂: P. N. Sierra Nevada, Los Morritos , 3000–3050 m, 06.I.2006, M  . Costa leg.; 1 ♂: P. N. Sierra Nevada, Los Morritos , 3100–3250 m, 11.II.2010, T  . Pyrcz leg., prep. genit. 385/ 30.05.2016 J. Lorenc; 9 ♂: Trujillo State, vía Páramo Ortíz, Qda. Ortíz, 2900  –2950 m, 05.II.2008, T  . Pyrcz leg., 1 prep. genit. 398/ 21.06.2016 J. Lorenc; 1 ♀: El Baho, El Hatico , 3300–3350 m, 24.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 1 ♀: El Baho, El Hatico , 2900–2950 m, 14.II.2007, T  . Pyrcz leg., prep. genit. 485/ 17.11.2016 J. Lorenc; 1 ♀: El Baho, P. N. Sierra Nevada , 3000–3050 m, 28.I.2008, T. Pyrcz leg., CEP- MZUJ  ; 2 ♂: El Baho, La Ciénaga , 2900 m, 21.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg., 2016-221, kölcsön anyag 2007  . IX.26; 1 ♂: El Baho, La Ciénaga , 2900 m, 26.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg., 2016-221, kölcsön anyag 2007  . IX.26, 1 ♂: El Baho, vęa El Páramo  , 2800–2850 m, 22.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg., 2016-221, kölcsön anyag 2007  . IX.26; 1 ♂: Mucubají-Santo Domingo, Los Frailes, 3000–3050 m, 08.VI.2006, T. Pyrcz leg., kölcsön anyag 2007. IX.26, 1 ♂: El Baho, Sto Domingo-Apartaderos , 2850–3100 m, 21.XI.2005, Zs. Bálint & B. Benedek leg., No,. 2 Biophot expedition, HMNHAbout HMNH  ; 3 ♂: El Baho, Sto Domingo vers Apartaderos km 4, 3050 m, 21.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 1 ♂: El Baho, Sto Domingo vers Apartaderos km 4, 2950 m, 22.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 1 ♂ and 3 ♀: El Baho, Sto Domingo vers Apartaderos km4, 2850/ 3100 m, 21.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 2 ♂: El Baho, Sto Domingo vers Apartaderos km4, 2800/ 3000 m, 28.I.2008, P. Boyer leg.  ; 4 ♂ and 1 ♀: Pueblo Llano vers Niquitao, Ranchería, 2700 m, 27.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 1 ♂: Pueblo Llano vers Niquitao, 2.5km après Ranchería , 2850 m, 25.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 1 ♂ and 1 ♀: Pueblo Llano vers Niquitao, 2.5km après Ranchería , 2850 m, 27.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.; PBFAbout PBF  ; 1 ♂: Mérida, Los Frailes , 25.II.2010, H. Warren-Gash leg., HWG. 

Diagnosis. In both sexes the HWDAbout HWD patch does not enter discal cell in most examined individuals or enters it only marginally, but it extends further towards the HW base than in the nominotypical or C. opalinus iosephi  n. ssp., which makes it look triangular rather than rounded or oval. Female’s ductus bursae ( Fig. 11C View Figure ) is longer and slightly wider than in C. opalinus rosalinus  n. ssp.  but narrower than in the nominate subspecies, similar to C. opalinus iosephi  n. ssp ( Fig. 11B View Figure ).

FWL: 27.5– 32 mm, mean: 29.7 mm (n=54).

D colour: coffee brown

HWP colour: metallic greenish blue

HWP shape: oval and always elongated along anal margin, not entering or entering marginally the discal cell, usually as a few scales, entering basal part of cell M3–CuA1 but never M2–M3

Individual variation. Considerable, evident mostly in the varying size of the HWP, which is however not related to any particular population.

Etymology. This subspecies epithet is derived from its type locality the valley of Santo Domingo, in Latin— Sanctus Dominicus. 

Geographic range. Both, northern and southern slopes of the valley of Santo Domingo, and the valley of Pueblo Llano.

Altitudinal range. 2750–3350 m a.s.l.

A. Cheimas opalinus iosephi  male, PARATYPE, Páramo de San José 

B. Cheimas opalinus iosephi  female, PARATYPE, Páramo de San José 

C. Cheimas opalinus dominici  male, PARATYPE, Los Frailes

D. Cheimas opalinus dominici  female, PARATYPE, El Baho

E. Cheimas opalinus dominici  male, PARATYPE, Qda. Ranchería

F. Cheimas opalinus dominici  female, PARATYPE, El Baho

A. Cheimas opalinus iosephi  male, PARATYPE, Páramo de San José 

B. Cheimas opalinus iosephi  female, PARATYPE, Páramo de San José 

C. Cheimas opalinus dominici  male, PARATYPE, Los Frailes

D. Cheimas opalinus dominici  female, PARATYPE, El Baho

E. Cheimas opalinus dominici  male, PARATYPE, Qda. Ranchería

F. Cheimas opalinus dominici  female, PARATYPE, El Baho

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

PBF

Perum Bio Farma

HWD

Hollinwood Botanists' and Field Naturalists' Society

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Cheimas