Cheimas opalinus iosephi

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: 226-229

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:13EE105E-BA1A-41F6-B487-37D0CC8FC712

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0382F17F-FFFB-3D5D-9986-FA4BFF28681A

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Plazi

scientific name

Cheimas opalinus iosephi
status

 

Cheimas opalinus iosephi  x Ch. opalinus rosalinus 

( Figs. 3E–F View Figure , 4E–F View Figure , 10F View Figure )

Material examined: VENEZUELA, Cordillera de Mérida, Mérida State: 6 ♂: El Batallón , Antena—Cenegón , 2900–2950 m, 01.II.2008, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 19 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2900–2950 m, 03.XII.2005, T. Pyrcz leg., 1 prep. genit. 386/ 30.05.2016 J. Lorenc  ; 5 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2900–2950 m, 29.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 6 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2900–2950 m, 10.II.2007, T. Pyrcz leg.  ; 2 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2850–2900 m, 04.III.1996, T. Pyrcz leg., 1 prep. genit. 04/ 07.05.2005 T. Pyrcz, CEP-MZUJ  ; 2 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2900–2950 m, 29.XI.2005, T. Pyrcz leg.  , 1 ♂: El Batallón, Quebrada de Los Píos , 2900–2950 m, 03.XII.2005, T. Pyrcz leg., HNHMAbout HNHM  ; 11 ♂: La Grita vers Pregonero km 28, bifurcation de Bailadores vers Pregonero km 2.1, 2900 m, 29.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 12 ♂: Bailadores vers Pregonero km 28, 2.2 km après jonction de la Grita , 2900 m, 02.XII.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 4 ♂: Mesa Alta, la Grita–Pregonero km 33.5, bifurcation Bailadores vers Pregonero km 5.6, 2850 m, 29.XI.2005, P. Boyer leg.  ; 2 ♂: Mesa Alta, Bailadores vers Pregonero km 33.5, 5.5 km après jonction de la Grita , 2750 m, 2.XII.2005, P. Boyer leg., PBFAbout PBF  .

A. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  male, PARATPE, El Rosal

B. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  female, PARATYPE, El Rosal

C. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  male, PARATYPE, El Rosal

D. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  female, PARATYPE, El Rosal

E. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  x iosephi  male, Qda. de Los Píos

F. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  x iosephi  male, Qda. de Los Píos

A. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  male, PARATPE, El Rosal

B. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  female, PARATYPE, El Rosal

C. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  male, PARATYPE, El Rosal

D. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  female, PARATYPE, El Rosal

E. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  x iosephi  male, Qda. de Los Píos

F. Cheimas opalinus rosalinus  x iosephi  male, Qda. de Los Píos

Remarks. The populations occurring on the northern slopes of the Páramo de Batallón  are characterized by individual variation beyond the usual range in Cheimas  , and features intermediate between C. opalinus rosalinus  n. ssp.  and C. opalinus iosephi  n. ssp. Such individuals are found in the Quebrada de Los Píos and vía Antenas. It appears that the two subspecies hybridize rather easily, judged by the number of individuals, and the hybrid zone is stable.

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

PBF

Perum Bio Farma

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Cheimas