Wahydra mapiriensis Casagrande, Henao, Carneiro & Mielke

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: 70

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Wahydra mapiriensis Casagrande, Henao, Carneiro & Mielke

sp. nov.

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

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Diagnosis. Male: Forewing length 12mm. Nudum 13. DFW brand thin; subapical spot orange in R 5 -M 1. VFW costal area, apical spot and marginal band homogeneous orange. VHW dark orange with faint dark brown central band. Median apophyses of tegumen developed, large, straight; lateral projections pointed. Harpe large, sharply angled.

Description. Male: DFW orange spots in R 4 -M 1, M 2 -CuA 2 and posterior half of CuA 2 area to anal margin; compact dark orange scales present on costal, central and anal areas close to base. Brand thin, black, bipartite, anterior part elongated, emarginated with CuA 1 and slightly angled towards CuA 2, posterior part shorter and thinner, comma-shaped, emarginated anteriorly with CuA 2. DHW orange spot large, from Rs to CuA 2; bristles elongated and dark orange, mainly concentrated in discal cell and anal areas. VFW ground color dark brown; costal area and apical spots dark orange; faint orange spots in R 5 -M 1, and developed in M 3 to CuA 2. VHW ground color dark orange, with a central dark, poorly marked reddish band from base to margin. Genitalia: median apophyses of tegumen as long as fenestra, larger than half of fenestra; fenestra semicircular, longer than wide; lateral apophyses of tegumen symmetrically pointed. Saccus shorter than tegumen's lenght, lobed. Uncus symmetric; arms separated from each other by a short distance. Valvae symmetric; harpe’s projection large, apex truncated with reduced spines on tip; sacculus short, triangular. Aedeagus shorter than valva + saccus length; coecum dorsally straight; dorsoposterior end of aedeagus hollowed, hollow long, extending anteriorly and contiguous with the opening of ejaculatorius bulbus; ventro-posterior end of aedeagus with right large and left thin sclerotized foldings. Fultura inferior as lateral fusiform lobes united medially by a thin bar. Female unknown.

Studied material: HOLOTYPE male with the following labels: / Holotypus / Mapiri, La Paz, Bolivia / DZ 12.077 / Holotypus Wahydra mapiriensis Casagrande, Henao, Carneiro & Mielke  det. 2014 / ( DZUP).

Etymology. The name comes from the city where the holotype was collected.


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