A new species of eracon (hesperiidae: Pyrginae) substantiated by a number of traits, including female genitalia

Nick V. Grishin, Daniel H. Janzen, Winnie Hallwachs

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A newspccies of Eracon Godman & Salvin, 1894 is described from Central America. Eracon sarahburnsae Grishin, sp. nov. differs from its South American sister species Eracon clinias by wing patterns, male and female genitalia, and DNA barcode. Lectotypes for Spioniades clinias Mabille, 1878 and Arteurotia celendris Hewitson, 1878, and a neotype for Arteurotia epipola PlOtz, 1882, are designated to stabilize nomenclature and current usage of these names. The neotype designation makes Arteurotia epipola an objective junior synonym of Arteurotia celendris, and we confirm die status of A. celendris as a junior subjective synonym of Spioniades clinias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-161
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Lepidopterists' Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2014



  • Area de conservación guanacaste
  • Biodiversity
  • Caterpillars
  • Costa rica
  • Cryptic species
  • Skipper butterflies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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