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Taxonomy and cladistic analysis of Theages Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina),with morphological study of androconial organs

Grant number: 16/16185-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 02, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Marcelo Duarte da Silva
Grantee:Elias da Costa Araujo Junior
Home Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/23906-6 - Comparative morphology and phylogenetic study of the neotropical genus Theages (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae, Arctiinae), BE.EP.MS

Abstract

Theages Walker, 1855 comprises eight species with a neotropical distribution, and is considered the only genus of Arctiinae with androconial organs on its abdomen's dorsal surface. These organs have a taxonomic importance that is acknowledged in many groups within Lepidoptera, yet the contributions with species of Arctiinae in the neotropical region are still lacking. The present work proposes a detailed morphological study of the androconial organs under a structural and histological perspective, targeting the likely recognition of diagnostic characters to species that are relevant to the taxonomical delimitation of the genus, what could also offer aid in the understanding of the evolution of the secondary sexual characters found in Arctiinae. This project also aims to review and comprehend phylogenetic relationships among species allocated in Theages through the study of morphological characteristics of adults, besides providing a better understanding of the geographical distribution of species and a more stable classification to Arctiinae representatives. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PINHEIRO, LIVIA R.; ARAUJO JUNIOR, ELIAS C.. Taxonomic notes and a new species of Episcepsis Butler, 1877 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina). Zootaxa, v. 4365, n. 2, p. 231-240, . (13/20659-7, 09/11159-5, 16/16185-8, 12/02444-0)
LUCAS PEREIRA MARTINS; ELIAS DA COSTA ARAUJO JUNIOR; ANANDA REGINA PEREIRA MARTINS; MARCELO DUARTE; GISELE GARCIA AZEVEDO. SPECIES DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF FRUIT-FEEDING BUTTERFLIES (LEPIDOPTERA: NYMPHALIDAE) IN AN EASTERN AMAZONIAN FOREST. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 57, n. 38, p. 481-489, . (16/16185-8, 11/50225-3)
ELIAS DA COSTA ARAUJO; LUCAS PEREIRA MARTINS; MARCELO DUARTE; GISELE GARCIA AZEVEDO. Distribuição temporal de borboletas frugívoras (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) no extremo leste da região amazônica. Acta Amazonica, v. 50, n. 1, p. 12-23, . (17/23906-6, 16/16185-8)

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