Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 1997


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Austin and Johnson.


Twenty-two species of Strymon are known from the vicinity of Cacaulandia in Rondonia, Brazil, of which 14 are new species. These belong to 5 species groups: the “oreala” group [Strymon megarus (Godart)]; the “ziba” group [Strymon ziba (Hewiston), Strymon thulia (Hewitson), Strymon spinatus new species, Strymon latamaculus new species, Strymon pallidulus new species, Strymon tholus new species]; “valentina” group [Strymon rotundum new species]; “crossoca” group [Strymon crossoca (Hewiston), Strymon crambusa (Hewiston), Strymon germana new species, Strymon novasignum new species, Strymon clavus new species, Strymon implexus new species, Strymon inmirum new species, Strymon incanus new species, Strymon faunalia (Hewiston), Strymon halos new species, Strymon conspergus new species, Strymon bazochii (Godart), Strymon diagonalis new species]; and “eurytulus” group [Strymon bubastus (Stoll)]. Tentative subgroups of species are suggested for the “crossoea” group as they occur in Rondonia. A neotype is designated for Tmolus basilides and the name synonymized with Strymon megarus. The “basilides” group of Johnson et al. (1990) is renamed the “ziba” group. Based on lectotype designations and superficial and genital differences, S. ziba and S. thulia are elevated to specific status.

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