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A stunning new species of Jamides Hübner, 1819 (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae), with notes on sympatric congeners from the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

Müller CJ - Zookeys (2016)

Bottom Line: The new species is strongly divergent from other known Jamides Hübner, 1819 in possessing a high antenna-forewing length ratio, long androconia on the hindwing upperside and a strongly convex forewing inner margin in the male.It is compared by external structures, male genitalia and mtDNA sequence data to putative related species in the cyta group of Jamides.Notes on various Jamides taxa from the Bismarck Archipelago are also provided, with Jamides pseudosias (Rothschild, 1915) and Jamides reverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915) recorded from New Britain for the first time.

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Affiliation: Honorary Associate, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010.

ABSTRACT
Jamides vasilia sp. n., from montane West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, is described and illustrated. The new species is strongly divergent from other known Jamides Hübner, 1819 in possessing a high antenna-forewing length ratio, long androconia on the hindwing upperside and a strongly convex forewing inner margin in the male. It is compared by external structures, male genitalia and mtDNA sequence data to putative related species in the cyta group of Jamides. Notes on various Jamides taxa from the Bismarck Archipelago are also provided, with Jamides pseudosias (Rothschild, 1915) and Jamides reverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915) recorded from New Britain for the first time.

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The Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, showing all main islands (excluding the Admiralty Group), provinces (upper case), main centres and localities referred to in the text. Shading represents approximate expanse of land above 1000 m elevation.
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Figure 8: The Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, showing all main islands (excluding the Admiralty Group), provinces (upper case), main centres and localities referred to in the text. Shading represents approximate expanse of land above 1000 m elevation.

Mentions: Adults of Jamidesvasilia inhabit moss forest and appear to have a more rapid, erratic flight than other members of the genus. Two females were initially observed flying around the base of a Syzygium R.Br. ex Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) sapling and resembled those of the lycaenid Arhopalathamyras (Linnaeus, 1758). The particular Syzygium plant had numerous, highly active, medium-sized brown ants present on the lichen-covered trunk but no early stages of Jamides could be located either on the foliage, trunk or in leaf litter surrounding the base of the plant. In the upper parts of the Whiteman Range (Figs 60, 61), Jamidesvasilia flies with several other Jamides taxa, including Jamidesreverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915), Jamidespseudosias (Rothschild, 1915), Jamidescyta (Boisduval, 1832), Jamidesallectus (Grose Smith, 1894), Jamidessoemias Druce, 1891 and Jamidesamarauge Druce, 1891. At lower elevations in the same mountain range, Jamidesceleno (Cramer, 1775), Jamidesaetherialis (Butler, 1884) and Jamidesnemophila (Butler, 1876) are abundant.


A stunning new species of Jamides Hübner, 1819 (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae), with notes on sympatric congeners from the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

Müller CJ - Zookeys (2016)

The Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, showing all main islands (excluding the Admiralty Group), provinces (upper case), main centres and localities referred to in the text. Shading represents approximate expanse of land above 1000 m elevation.
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Figure 8: The Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, showing all main islands (excluding the Admiralty Group), provinces (upper case), main centres and localities referred to in the text. Shading represents approximate expanse of land above 1000 m elevation.
Mentions: Adults of Jamidesvasilia inhabit moss forest and appear to have a more rapid, erratic flight than other members of the genus. Two females were initially observed flying around the base of a Syzygium R.Br. ex Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) sapling and resembled those of the lycaenid Arhopalathamyras (Linnaeus, 1758). The particular Syzygium plant had numerous, highly active, medium-sized brown ants present on the lichen-covered trunk but no early stages of Jamides could be located either on the foliage, trunk or in leaf litter surrounding the base of the plant. In the upper parts of the Whiteman Range (Figs 60, 61), Jamidesvasilia flies with several other Jamides taxa, including Jamidesreverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915), Jamidespseudosias (Rothschild, 1915), Jamidescyta (Boisduval, 1832), Jamidesallectus (Grose Smith, 1894), Jamidessoemias Druce, 1891 and Jamidesamarauge Druce, 1891. At lower elevations in the same mountain range, Jamidesceleno (Cramer, 1775), Jamidesaetherialis (Butler, 1884) and Jamidesnemophila (Butler, 1876) are abundant.

Bottom Line: The new species is strongly divergent from other known Jamides Hübner, 1819 in possessing a high antenna-forewing length ratio, long androconia on the hindwing upperside and a strongly convex forewing inner margin in the male.It is compared by external structures, male genitalia and mtDNA sequence data to putative related species in the cyta group of Jamides.Notes on various Jamides taxa from the Bismarck Archipelago are also provided, with Jamides pseudosias (Rothschild, 1915) and Jamides reverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915) recorded from New Britain for the first time.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Honorary Associate, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010.

ABSTRACT
Jamides vasilia sp. n., from montane West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, is described and illustrated. The new species is strongly divergent from other known Jamides Hübner, 1819 in possessing a high antenna-forewing length ratio, long androconia on the hindwing upperside and a strongly convex forewing inner margin in the male. It is compared by external structures, male genitalia and mtDNA sequence data to putative related species in the cyta group of Jamides. Notes on various Jamides taxa from the Bismarck Archipelago are also provided, with Jamides pseudosias (Rothschild, 1915) and Jamides reverdini (Fruhstorfer, 1915) recorded from New Britain for the first time.

No MeSH data available.