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Carminda Dias 1998

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Carlos Peña
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Containing group: Euptychiina


A small neotropical genus.


Dias (2011) lists the following diagnostic features distinguishing species of Carminda from those of Moneuptychia:

Hindwing outer margins distinctly wavy.

Ventral hindwing median lines extended and distinctly angular.

Ventral fore-  and hindwing color patterns contrasting.

 Male genitalia:  uncus laterally extended, latero-posterior apophyses of tegumen long, curvy and tapered at ends, angular appendices of tegumen not developed

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Carminda was considered a synonym of Moneuptychia by Lamas (2004), but, as pointed out by Freitas (2007), the phylogenetic analysis of Peña et al. (2006) shows Lamas' circumscription to be polyphyletic. This means at least that these species are not part of Moneuptychia, although whether Carminda is a distinct group from Pareuptychia remains to be seen.

Other Names for Carminda Dias 1998


Dias, MM. 1998. Designação da espécie tipo do gênero Carminda Ebert & Dias (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 15:1119.

Dias, MM. 2011. Taxonomic considerations on the genera Moneuptychia Forster and Carminda Dias, reval. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Braz. J. Biol. 71, 537-540.

Ebert, H.,Dias, MM. 1997. Novos gênero e espécie de Satyrinae (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) do sudeste Brasileiro. Revta. bras. Zool. 14, 283-298.

Freitas, AVL. 2007 A new species of Moneuptychia Forster (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae, Euptychiina) from the highlands of southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 36, 919-925.

Lamas, G. (ed.) 2004 Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Peña, C., Wahlberg, N., Weingartner, E., Kodandaramaiah, U., Nylin, S., Freitas, AVL. & Brower, AVZ. 2006 Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40, 29-49.

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Scientific Name Carminda paeon
Reference Marín, M.A., Peña, C., Freitas, A.V.L., Wahlberg, N. & Uribe, S.I. (2011) From the phylogeny of the Satyrinae butterflies to the systematics of Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): history, progress and prospects. Neotropical Entomology 40, 1-13. (Fig.3.10)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By M. A. Marín
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

Carlos Peña
University of Turku

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