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Description of three new species of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) using species delimitation in an integrative taxonomy approach for a cryptic species complex

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Moraes, Simeao S. [1, 2] ; Montebello, Ygor [1, 2] ; Stanton, Mariana A. [3] ; Yamaguchi, Lydia Fumiko [3] ; Kato, Massuo J. [3] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Museu Biodiversidade, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Lab Quim Prod Nat, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 9, MAY 18 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The genus Bois Hubner (Geometridae: Larentiinae) comprises 254 valid species, 217 of which were described from the Neotropics and 31 of those having their type locality in Brazil. Since this species rich genus has never been revised, and may potentially include many cryptic undescribed species, Eois embodies a problematic taxonomic scenario. The actual diversity of Eois is greatly underestimated and the Brazilian fauna is poorly known, both because of inadequate sampling and because of the potential existence of cryptic species ``hidden{''} within some nominal taxa. In this study we investigated the diversity within a cryptic species complexes associated to the E. pallidicosta and E. odatis clades. We describe three new species Eois oya Moraes \& Montebello sp. nov., Eois ewa Moraes \& Stanton sp. nov., and Eois oxum Moraes \& Freitas sp. nov., in an integrative taxonomy approach, using morphology, host plant use and species delimitation tools. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/02727-1 - Integrative taxonomy and species delimitation in the Eois pallidicosta complex (Warren, 1907) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae)
Grantee:Ygor Zanelato Montebello
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 15/26823-9 - Chemical basis of multi-trophic interaction diversity across tropical gradients - the role of volatile organic compounds
Grantee:Mariana Alves Stanton
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/17047-5 - Inventory of herbivores in Piperaceae species
Grantee:Simeão de Souza Moraes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/20196-5 - Morphological, molecular diversity and tribal assignment of the genus Eois Hübner 1818 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Larentiinae)
Grantee:Simeão de Souza Moraes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants