Wahydra trinitas Henao, Carneiro, Mielke & Casagrande

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: 67

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Wahydra trinitas Henao, Carneiro, Mielke & Casagrande

sp. nov.

Wahydra trinitas Henao, Carneiro, Mielke & Casagrande  sp. nov.

( Figs 17, 18View FIGURES 1 – 26, 34View FIGURES 27 – 40, 48View FIGURES 47 – 53)

Diagnosis. Male: Forewing length 12–13mm. Nudum 13. DFW brand thin; subapical spot orange, reduced in R 4 – R 5, but developed in R 5 -M 1. VFW costal area, apical spot and marginal band homogeneous orange. VHW with a central redish streak from base to margin, flanked by whitish margins. Median apophyses of tegumen developed, simple; lateral projections pointed. Harpe large, sharply angled.

Description. Male: DFW orange spots in R 4 -M 1, M 2 -CuA 2 and from posterior half CuA 2 area to anal margin; sparse dark orange scales present on costal and discal cell areas. Brand black, bipartite, anterior part elongate, emarginated with CuA 1 and slightly angled towards CuA 2, posterior part short, drop-shaped, emarginated anteriorly with CuA 2. DHW orange spot large, from Rs to slightly beyond CuA 2; also with an elongated orange longitudinal spot along 2 A, from base to apex; elongated bristles orange, mainly concentrated on discal cell and anal areas. VFW ground color dark brown; costal area and apical spots dark orange; faint orange spots in R 4 -M 1 and developed in M 3 to CuA 2; VHW ground color yellowish, with a central transversal reddish streak from base to margin, flanked by whitish margins; anal fold dark brown. Genitalia: median apophyses of tegumen slightly longer than the fenestra, thinner than half of fenestra; fenestra triangular, as wide as long; lateral apophyses of tegumen symmetrically pointed. Saccus shorter than tegumen lenght, lobed. Uncus symmetric; arms separated from each other by a short distance. Valvae symmetrical; harpe projection large, apex rounded with reduced groove markings on inner margin and reduced spines on tip; sacculus short, triangular. Aedeagus longer than valva + saccus length; coecum slightly curved dorsally; dorso-posterior end of aedeagus hollowed, hollow long, extending anteriorly and contiguous with opening of ejacutalorius bulbus; ventro-posterior end of aedeagus with large sclerotized foldings. Fultura inferior as lateral fusiform lobes united medially by a thin bar. Female unknown.

Studied material: HOLOTYPE male with the following label: / Holotypus / 18 -VIII- 1992, San Pedro, S.[ierra], Nevada [de] S.[anta] Marta, Col.[ombia], 2800m / DZ 18.311 / Holotypus Wahydra trinitas Henao, Carneiro, Mielke & Casagrande  det. 2014 / ( DZUP). PARATYPES: 1 male, same label as holotype, DZ 18.312 ( DZUP); 1 male, Colombia, Magdalena, Cienaga, San Pedro de la Sierra, Martinez farm, 10 ° 53 ’N 73 ° 56 ’W, 2760m 29 -I- 1973, J.F. Martinez Leg./CEH-085.

Etymology. This species is in homage to the Trinity represented by the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, for all the gifts received.


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure