Wahydra ekka ( Evans, 1955 )

Henao, Efrain R., Carneiro, Eduardo, Mielke, Olaf H. H. & Casagrade, Mirna M., 2015, Taxonomic notes on Wahydra Steinhauser (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Anthoptini) with description of four new species, Zootaxa 4040 (1), pp. 59-73: 62

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scientific name

Wahydra ekka ( Evans, 1955 )
status

comb. nov.

Wahydra ekka ( Evans, 1955)  comb. nov.

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Moeris ekka Evans, 1955  . Cat. Amer. Hesp. 4, p. 151, pl. 63 (male gen.); [holo] type male, Ecuador, ex coll. Hewitson; (BM(NH).— Bridges, 1983. Lep. Hesp. 1, p. 1. 38; 2, p. 21.— Bridges, 1988. Cat. Hesp. 1, p. 59; 2, p. 34.— Bridges, 1994. Cat. Fam.-Group, Gen.-Group, Sp. Group Nam. Hesp. (Lep.) World 8, p. 71; 9, p. 38.— Mielke, 2004. Hesperioidea, p. 72, in Lamas (ed.). Checklist: Part 4 A, Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea, in Heppner (ed.). Atlas Neotrop. Lep.  5 A.— Mielke, 2005. Cat. Amer. Hesperioidea 5, p. 1074.

(no genus) ekka  ; Beattie, 1976. Rhop. Direct., p. 134

Wahydra obscura Steinhauser, 1991  . Bull. Allyn Mus. 132: 36, figs 46–49 (male, female d, v), 90 (male gen.), 111 (female gen.); holotype male, IV- 1971, Rio Mulatos, Cotopaxi, Ecuador, 3800 m, R. de Lafebre leg.; AME.— Bridges, 1994. Cat. Fam.-Group, Gen.-Group, Sp. Group Nam. Hesp. (Lep.) World 8, p. 159; 9, p. 74.— Mielke, 2004. Hesperioidea, p. 84, in Lamas (ed.). Checklist: Part 4 A, Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea, in Heppner (ed.). Atlas Neotrop. Lep.  5 A.— Mielke, 2005. Cat. Amer. Hesperioidea 5, p. 1363; New synonymy.

Diagnosis. Male: Forewing length 12.5mm. Nudum 13. Wings dorsally dark brown, without bands, though only reduced orange spots in M 3 -CuA 2. DFW brand thin; subapical spot also reduced, orange, in R 5 -M 1. VFW costal area, apical spot and marginal band homogeneous orange. VHW ground color dark orange, with fainted discal reddish spots. Median apophyses of tegumen developed, large, simple; lateral projections square. Uncus and valvae asymmetric, both with longer projections on the right side. Harpe large, sharply angled. Ventro-posterior end of aedeagus lobed, triangular.

Studied material: Peru, Huánuco, Carpish, 2800m, III- 1997, Büche leg, 1 male, OM 46.834.

Types: Holotype male of Moeris ekka  in BMNH and holotype male of Wahydra obscura  in MGCL.

Remarks. The study of the holotypes of Moeris ekka  and Wahydra obscura  confirmed this new synonymy. The description of M. ekka Evans, 1955  is similar to W. oscura  , additionnaly, both brands are practically identical and the genital structures are not considerably different (see Warren et al, 2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Wahydra

Loc

Wahydra ekka ( Evans, 1955 )

Henao, Efrain R., Carneiro, Eduardo, Mielke, Olaf H. H. & Casagrade, Mirna M. 2015
2015
Loc

Wahydra obscura

Steinhauser 1991
1991
Loc

Moeris ekka

Evans 1955
1955