Simon Malcomber DEB Division Of Environmental Biology
BIO Direct For Biological Sciences
April 1, 2013
March 31, 2018 (Estimated)
Awarded Amount to Date:
Keith Willmott email@example.com (Principal Investigator)
Jacqueline Miller (Co-Principal Investigator) Akito Kawahara (Co-Principal Investigator)
University of Florida
1 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Biodiversity: Discov &Analysis
Program Reference Code(s):
7375, 9169, EGCH, 1355, 9178, 9251, SMET, 7744
Program Element Code(s):
The diverse butterfly subtribe Euptychiina contains more than 400 species in Central and South American habitats ranging from rainforest to cerrado. Hundreds of thousands of euptychiine specimens in natural history museum collections hold untapped data for studies in many fields, but almost half of all specimens are difficult to confidently identify. At least 20% of species have no scientific name and 65% of genera are invalid. This project has 5 main goals: (1) to combine morphological and DNA data to produce a comprehensive evolutionary hypothesis for the subtribe and define genera; (2) to revise the classification for 9 genera containing 159 species (35 to be named), and to name an additional 21+ species in other Euptychiina genera; (3) to train butterfly researchers at the University of Florida and at the University of Campinas, Brazil; (4) to test hypotheses about Euptychiina evolution; (5) and to develop collection and web-based electronic resources to facilitate future research.
The project will provide a reliable classification and understanding of species diversity in Euptychiina and use these to begin to investigate how these organisms diversified and what factors control their current distribution, helping to predict how changing land use and climate are likely to impact their diversity.The project will train 1 post-doctoral researcher, 3 graduate students and other university and high-school students, with special efforts to include minorities. Museum collections will be enhanced and an NSF-funded, web-based informatics platform for storage and rapid sharing of taxonomic data will be adapted for use by the team and for future butterfly researchers. The project website will provide biological data, images and publications, and data will also be available to online biodiversity initiatives such as GBIF, EoL and iDigBio where they will be freely accessible. Finally, the project will be featured for one year and to more than 200,000 visitors as a component of the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Library of Life" exhibit, highlighting current research at the museum.
PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH
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André V. L. Freitas, Eduardo P. Barbosa, Jessie P. Santos, Olaf H. H. Mielke. "A new genus, Atlanteuptychia gen. nov., for Euptychia ernestina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)," Zoologia (Curitiba), v.30, 2013, p. 661-668.
Ricardo R. Siewert, Thamara Zacca, Fernando M. S. Dias, Andre V. L. Freitas, Olaf H. H. Mielke, Mirna M. Casagrande. "The ?Taygetis ypthima species group? (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae): taxonomy, variation and description of a new species," ZooKeys, v.356, 2013, p. 11-29.
Noemy Seraphim, Mario A. Marin, Andre V. L. Freitas, Karina L. Silva-Brandao. "Morphological and molecular marker contributions to disentangling the cryptic Hermeuptychia hermes species complex (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Euptychiina).," Molecular Ecology Resources, v.14, 2014, p. 39-49.
Cosmo, L. G., Barbosa, E. P., Freitas, A. V. L.. "Biology and morphology of the immature stages of Hermeuptychia atalanta (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)," Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.): International Journal of Entomology, v.50, 2014, p. 82.
Freitas, A. V., Iserhard, C. A., Santos, J. P., Oliveira, J. Y., Ribeiro, D., Alves, D. H., Batista, A. H., Marini-Filho, O. J., Mattos, G., Uehara-Prado, M.. "Studies with butterfly bait traps: an overview.," Revista Colombiana de Entomologia, v.40, 2014, p. 209.
Nakahara, S., S. A. Fratello, & Harvey, D. J.. "A New species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae; Satyrinae) from Mount Roraima, Guyana," Zootaxa, v.3881, 2014, p. 291.
Neild, A. F. E., Nakahara, S., Fratello, S. A. & Harvey, D. J.. "A new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Satyrini) from the Amazon basin and the Guianas," Tropical Lepidoptera Research, v.24, 2014, p. 4.
Warren, A. D., Tan, D., Willmott, K. R. Grishin, N. V.. "Refining the diagnostic characters and distribution of Hermeuptychia intricata (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Satyrini).," Tropical Lepidoptera Research, v.24, 2014, p. 44.
Fratello, S. A., Nakahara, S., Brévignon, R. C. & Harvey, D. J.. "Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the Guiana Shield, with notes on E. marceli Brévignon, 2005 and E. rufocincta Weymer, 1911.," Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, v.69, 2015, p. 293.
Lamas, G. & Nakahara, S.. "Nomenclatural status of Euptychia mollina Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae).," Zootaxa, v.3946, 2015, p. 587.
Nakahara, S., Marín, M. A. & Ríos-M, C.. "Taxonomic status and redescription of Magneuptychia nebulosa (Butler, 1867) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with a lectotype designation.," ZooKeys, v.503, 2015, p. 135.
Nakahara, S., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Espeland, M.. "Description of a new genus for Euptychia hilara (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)," Zootaxa, v.4012, 2015, p. 525.
Nakahara, S., Llorente-Bousquets, J. E., Luis-Martínez, A., Miller, J. Y., Warren, A. D.. "Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Mexico and Guatemala.," Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, v.48, 2015, p. 51.
Neild, A. F. E., Nakahara, S., Zacca, T., Fratello, S., Lamas, G., Le Crom J-F., Dolibaina, D. R., Dias, F. M. S., Casagrande, M. M., Mielke, O. H. H., Espeland, M.. "Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 from the upper Amazon basin (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).," ZooKeys, v.541, 2015, p. 87.
Nakahara, S., Hall, J. P. W., Lamas, G., Willmott, K. R.. "Seven new species and one new subspecies of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the tropical Andes.," Tropical Lepidoptera Research, v.25, 2015, p. 63.
Barbosa E. P., Silva A. K., Paluch M., Azeredo-Espin A. M. L., Freitas A. V. L.. "Uncovering the hidden diversity of the Neotropical butterfly genus Yphthimoides Forster (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): description of three new species based on morphological and molecular data.," Organisms Diversity and Evolution, v.15, 2015, p. 577.
Freitas A. V. L., Barbosa E. P., Siewert R. R., Mielke O. H. H., Zacca T. & Azeredo-Espin A. N.. "Four new species of Moneuptychia (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Euptychiina) from Brazil.," Zootaxa, v.3981, 2015, p. 521.
Kaminski L. A., Dell?Erba R., Barbosa E. P. & Freitas A. V. L.. "New distribution records and notes on the habitat of Magneuptychia flavofascia Zacca & Siewert, 2014 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).," Check List, v.11, 2015, p. 1692.