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Chacon I.A.,Instituto Nacional Of Biodiversidad Inbio | Janzen D.H.,University of Pennsylvania | Hallwachs W.,University of Pennsylvania | Sullivan J.B.,200 Craven St. | Hajibabaei M.,University of Guelph
ZooKeys | Year: 2013

Based on almost 1,700 recently reared and wild-collected specimens, the genus Dunama Schaus (Notodontidae, Nystaelinae) in Costa Rica is reviewed. Eight species are recorded of which seven are newly described: Dunama jessiehillae Chacón, Dunama jessiebarronae Chacón, D. janewaldronae Chacón, D. jessiebancroflae Chacón, D. janecoxae Chacón, D. biosise Chacón, D. indereci Chacón. Dunama angulinea Schaus is redescribed and associated with its correct genitalia. D. tuna (Schaus), previously listed as occurring in Costa Rica, is restricted to Colombia. Most species are described through their distinctive COI barcodes, genitalia and life histories. Dunama adults and caterpillars, their foodplants, and their parasites in Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica are described where known. Many life history stages are illustrated. © Isidro A Chacón et al.


Robbins R.K.,Smithsonian Institution | Anderson R.A.,836 Amelia Ct. NE | Bolling Sullivan J.,200 Craven St
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society | Year: 2012

The hairstreak butterfly fauna of Nicaragua has not been comprehensively updated since Godman and Salvin listed 71 species in the Biologia Centrali-Americana over a century ago. Based primarily on Eumaeini in the Anderson and Sullivan Collections (Smithsonian Institution), we treat 149 thecline species recorded from Nicaragua with their localities and months of capture. None are endemic to Nicaragua, but 15 species have the northern or southern limit of their known distribution in Nicaragua. We relate the distributions of these 15 species, many of which are figured, to the life zones and physical features of Nicaragua and adjoining countries. Those eumaeine names for which Nicaragua is a type locality are noted, and a few unresolved taxonoinic problems among the Nicaraguan fauna are pointed out. We list another 73 hairstreak species that are recorded both to the northwest and southeast of Nicaragua, but not in Nicaragua. Finally, we present brief historical comments on the collectors of Nicaraguan hairstreaks.


Bolling Sullivan J.,200 Craven st | Chacon I.,Instituto Nacional Of Biodiversidad
ZooKeys | Year: 2011

So far, two spcies of Neotherina Dognin have been recorded in Costa Rica. N. imperilla (Dognin) occurs primarily at altitudes between 1100 and 1700 meters and N. callas (Druce) which is widely distributed above 1100 meters. A third, new species, N. xanthosa Sullivan and Chacón is described from altitudes above 2400 meters. Heterogeneity of the genus is discussed. © J. Bolling Sullivan, Isidro Chacón.


Bolling Sullivan J.,200 Craven St | Legrain A.,Quai du Halage
ZooKeys | Year: 2011

The recently proposed genus Neadysgonia Sullivan, 2010, was preceded in the literature by Gondysia Berio, 1955, a monotypic genus based on specimens without locality labels but presumed to be from Madagascar. The genus Gondysia replaces Neadysgonia and the species G. pertorrida Berio, 1955, becomes a junior synonym of G. consobrina (Guenée, 1852). © J.B. Sullivan, A. Legrain.


Bolling Sullivan J.,200 Craven St | Donald Lafontaine J.,Agriculture and Agri Food Canada
ZooKeys | Year: 2011

After examining the type specimens of species in the eastern North American genus Argyrostrotis the number of known species in the genus is reduced from 10 to six through synonymy. A key to species is included along with illustrations of the adults and genitalia of each species. Three Neotropical species currently included in Argyrostrotis (Argyrostrotis eurysaces Schaus, 1914; Argyrostrotis quadrata Dognin, 1910; and Celiptera surrufula Dyar, 1913) are transferred to other genera as Argyrosticta eurysaces (Schaus, 1914), comb. n. [Noctuidae: Bagisarinae], Heterochroma quadrata (Dognin, 1910), comb. n. [Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae], and Ptichodis surrufula (Dyar, 1913), comb. n. [Erebidae: Erebinae: Euclidiini]. © J. Bolling Sullivan, J. Donald Lafontaine.


Two new species of Campatonema Jones are described, C. tapantia sp. n. from Costa Rica and C. yanayacua sp. n. from Ecuador. A third species, Campatonema lineata (Schaus), is transferred to Campatonema from "Sabulodes." The female of Campatonema is described for the first time, and the tribal placement of Campatonema is discussed. © J. Bolling Sullivan.


Three North American species currently placed in the genus Dysgonia Hübner are moved to Neadysgonia gen. n. A fourth species, N. telma, is described from southeastern United States and a neotype is designated for closely related species N. smithii. The generic placement of the new genus is discussed. © J. Bolling Sullivan.


Historically, the name Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) has been applied to what is a complex of three undescribed species in Costa Rica. They are very similar in maculation, but can be differentiated by genitalic characters and barcodes. P. alajuela Sullivan, sp. n. occurs at lower altitudes in the northwestern part of Costa Rica whereas P. intermediata Sullivan, sp. n. and P. esperanza Sullivan, sp. n. are found at partially overlapping altitudes in the central mountain ranges. © J. Bolling Sullivan.


PubMed | 200 Craven St.
Type: | Journal: ZooKeys | Year: 2011

So far, two species of Neotherina Dognin have been recorded in Costa Rica. Neotherina imperilla (Dognin) occurs primarily at altitudes between 1100 and 1700 meters and Neotherina callas (Druce) which is widely distributed above 1100 meters. A third, new species, Neotherina xanthosa Sullivan and Chacn is described from altitudes above 2400 meters. Heterogeneity of the genus is discussed.


The recently proposed genus Neadysgonia Sullivan, 2010, was preceded in the literature by Gondysia Berio, 1955, a monotypic genus based on specimens without locality labels but presumed to be from Madagascar. The genus Gondysia replaces Neadysgonia and the species Gondysia pertorrida Berio, 1955, becomes a junior synonym of Gondysia consobrina (Guene, 1852).

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