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Hermeuptychia hermybius Grishin

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Male (n = 56, Figs 48–49, 52–56, 58–59) – holotype forewing length = 16 mm. Forewing triangular, rounded at apex and tornus, costal and outer margins convex, inner margin almost straight, mildly concave mediad, two discal cell veins budged at bases, vein 2A thickened basad. Hindwing rounded, almost circular. Wings dorsally dark-brown with sparse olive-beige overscaling and two darker-brown terminal lines. Wings ventrally pale-brown, paler towards inner margin of forewing, with extensive beige overscaling, particularly along veins in distal part in some specimens; submedial and postmedial darker- to rusty- and olive-brown lines and end-of-cell streak (smaller on hindwing) between them; hindwing postmedial line more undulate that in Hermeuptychia sosybius, with a stronger bend in M1-M2 cell; two terminal dark-brown evenly curved marginal lines, dark-brown sinuous submarginal line, more undulate than in Hermeuptychia sosybius, barely touching the eyespot in cell Cu1-Cu2, and row of submarginal eyespots basad of the sinuous line and posteriad of postmedial line, eyespots frequently reduced in size and are more uniformly sized than in Hermeuptychia sosybius; usually largest eyespots black-centered and pupiled with pale-blue scales: on forewing, eyespots about the same size, frequently larger posteriad, but eyespot in cell M1-M2 (usually not the largest in size) and eyespot in cell R5-M1 (in some specimens) black-centered (more eyespots black centered in some specimens); on hindwing, largest eyespots in cells M1-M2 and Cu1-Cu2, a smaller one in cell Cu2-1A+2A, even smaller, but still black-centered and pale-blue pupilled in cell Rs-M1, and two smallest, usually without black, but in some specimens pale-blue pupilled eyespots in cells M2-M3 and M3-Cu1. Fringes monochrome, a little paler than the ground color of wings. Head, palpi, thorax and abdomen dark-brown above, paler and mostly beige beneath. Antennae dark-brown above with pale scales at segments, orange-brown at the club, beneath beige basad, orange-brown in distal half. Legs brown with beige scales. Male genitalia (n = 19, Figs 60b, e, h, k, 61b, 62a–m, 63 part) – typical for the genus, very similar to those of Hermeuptychia sosybius. Tegumen dome-like, rounded at margins. Uncus leaf-shaped in dorsal view, almost flat distally but convex basally in lateral view, with a well-developed thin, membranous carina in basal half; apex of uncus appears truncated in dorsal view and sides usually less concave than in Hermeuptychia sosybius. Gnathos arms thin, wide apart, divergent, about the same length as uncus. Valvae narrow, but typically broader than in Hermeuptychia sosybius, elongated with thin cuculli extending past gnathos usually farther than a quarter of their length; cucullus usually with four apical teeth; cucullus ventrally with inner medial bulge. Saccus about the same length as cucullus, narrow. Aedeagus elongated, bent around its middle, with a medium length phallobase. Female (n = 45, Figs 50–51, 57) – similar to male in facies, with slightly more rounded wings and dorsally paler in color. Female genitalia (n = 9, Fig. 64q–z) as in Hermeuptychia sosybius, with pale, yellowish, weakly sclerotized and broad, rounder anteriad, cup-like antrum slightly asymmetric to the left. Ostium bursae ellipsoidal, its ventral margin shorter or equal to dorsal margin. Ductus and corpus bursae each in length similar to antrum; corpus bursae with two signa, spines in a signum narrow, leaf-shaped, placed in three to five irregular rows.
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Qian Cong, Nick V. Grishin
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Cong Q, Grishin N (2014) A new Hermeuptychia (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) is sympatric and synchronic with H. sosybius in southeast US coastal plains, while another new Hermeuptychia species – not hermes – inhabits south Texas and northeast Mexico ZooKeys 379: 43–91
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Nick V. Grishin
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Distribution

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This species is currently recorded from the lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas along the Rio Grande from Laredo to the Gulf coast (Webb, Zapata, Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron Counties, Fig. 67) and in neighboring Mexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí).
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cc-by-3.0
copyright
Qian Cong, Nick V. Grishin
bibliographic citation
Cong Q, Grishin N (2014) A new Hermeuptychia (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) is sympatric and synchronic with H. sosybius in southeast US coastal plains, while another new Hermeuptychia species – not hermes – inhabits south Texas and northeast Mexico ZooKeys 379: 43–91
author
Qian Cong
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Nick V. Grishin
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