Melese paranensis Dognin, 1911

Beccacece, Hernán Mario & Zapata, Adriana Inés, 2017, Taxonomic changes of some neotropical species of Arctiini Leach (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4272 (3), pp. 421-429: 426

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Melese paranensis Dognin, 1911
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Melese paranensis Dognin, 1911  

( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 9 )

Melese flavescens Joicey & Talbot, 1918   syn. n. ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1 – 9 )

Melese paranensis Dognin, 1911: 15   was described based on a male holotype from Misiones   , Argentina, deposited in USNM ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 9 ). Melese flavescens Joicey & Talbot, 1918: 268   ; pl. 1, f. 11 was described based on a male holotype from Misiones   , Argentina according to Hampson (1920) is deposited in NHUK ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1 – 9 ). The holotype of the latter species is faded, but both the discal spot in the distal end of the discal cell and the three irregular spots at the base of the forewing are evident, similarly to the holotype of M. paranensis   . Several males of M. paranensis   from the type locality were examined. The three irregular spots on the forewing were found to present variations. Females are larger than males and the discal spot on forewings is reduced to a dot or even absent ( Figs. 18, 21 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 ). The male genitalia dissected match with M. paranensis ( Watson 1971)   ( Figs. 19, 20 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 ). Furthermore, there is no information of the close vicinity and similarity with M. paranensis   in the description provided by Joicey & Talbot (1918). The only M. flavescens   specimen present in a collection is the holotype   . Therefore, this holotype is either an aberration or a faded specimen of M. paranensis   .

Material examined. Argentina, Misiones: 1 ♀: Iguazú X-1928, A. Breyer leg. ( MLP) ( Figs. 18, 21 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 )   . 1 ♀: 14- XI-1928 (MLP). 1 ♂: [Puerto] Bemberg , XII-1938, K. Hayward leg. ( MLP)   . 1 ♂: Candelaria department - L. N. Alem, XI-1953, Gaitopulo (MACN) ( Figs. 19, 20 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 ). 2 ♂: Esmeralda Provincial Park , 505 m, 18-I-2012, S 26°53'39'' W 53°52'44'', H.M. Beccacece, A.I. Zapata, G. San Blas, M.E. Drewniak & N. Villafañe leg. ( MZUC) GoogleMaps   . 1 ♀: Moconá Provincial Park , 433 m, 18-I-2012, S 27°09' 17 W 53°53'31'', H.M. Beccacece, A.I. Zapata, G. San Blas, M.E. Drewniak & N. Villafañe leg. ( MZUC) GoogleMaps   . 1 ♂: idem locality, 16-III-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 3 ♂: idem locality, 01-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 2 ♂: idem locality, 05-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂ and 2 ♀: idem locality, 07-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 2 ♂ and 2 ♀: idem locality, 12-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 2 ♂ and 1 ♀: idem locality, 13-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 5 ♂ and 2 ♀: idem locality, 14-IV-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂: idem locality, 25-VI-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 3 ♂: idem locality, 26-VI-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂: idem locality, 27-VI-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂ and 2 ♀: idem locality, 27-VI-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 4 ♂ and 1 ♀: idem locality, 30-VI-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 2 ♀: idem locality, 01-VII-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 5 ♂: idem locality, 01-VII- 2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♀: idem locality, 03-VII-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂: idem locality, 05-VII-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂: idem locality, 01-VIII-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 3 ♀: idem locality, 01-VIII-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC). 1 ♂: idem locality, 21-X-2016, E. Krauczuk leg. (MZUC).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MLP

Museo de La Plata

MZUC

Universita di Cagliari

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Melese

Loc

Melese paranensis Dognin, 1911

Beccacece, Hernán Mario & Zapata, Adriana Inés 2017
2017
Loc

Melese paranensis

Joicey 1918: 268
Dognin 1911: 15
1911