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Revista Peruana de Biología

versión On-line ISSN 1727-9933

Rev. peru biol. vol.21 no.1 Lima  2014


Two new butterfly records for Peru: Orophila cardases cardases and Pedaliodes garlaczi (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Dos nuevos registros de mariposas para Perú: Orophila cardases cardases y Pedaliodes garlaczi (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)


José Alfredo Cerdeña and Erick Huamaní

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, Av. Alcides Carrión s/n, Arequipa, Perú.

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We report to Peru, for the first time, two butterfly species, Orophila cardases cardases (Hewitson, 1869) and Pedaliodes garlaczi Pyrcz & Cerdeña, 2013, based on specimens collected in the Tabaconas-Namballe National Sanctuary and neighboring areas.

Keywords: New records; Orophila; Pedaliodes; Nymphalidae; Peru.


Se registra por primera vez la presencia en Perú de las especies Orophila cardases cardases (Hewitson, 1869) y Pedaliodes garlaczi Pyrcz & Cerdeña, 2013, con base en especimenes recolectados en el Santuario Nacional Tabaconas-Namballe y áreas adyacentes.

Palabras Clave: Nuevos registros; Orophila; Pedaliodes; Nymphalidae; Perú.

The Tabaconas-Namballe National Sanctuary (TNNS), located in San Ignacio Province, Cajamarca, northern Peru, was established in 1988 to conserve and protect páramo-like open vegetation formations and cloud forest relicts, as well as their associated fauna and flora. The TNNS cloud forest is characterized by its high diversity, many of the species being endemic and exhibiting remarkable turnover along an elevational gradient (Mena & Valdivia 2010).

In a rapid evaluation of butterfly diversity in the TNNS, conducted in October 2009 by one of us (EH), adult specimens of Orophila cardases cardases (Hewitson 1869) and Pedaliodes garlaczi Pyrcz & Cerdeña, 2013 were collected, both species having been previously recorded only from southeastern Ecuador.

Orophila Staudinger, 1886 is an Andean genus containing two species (O. cardases and O. diotima Hewitson, 1852), distributed from northwestern Venezuela to Bolivia and intimately associated to montane forests (Lamas 2003). Until now, only O. diotima was known to occur in Peru (Lamas 2003, 2004). Orophila cardases is distributed from northwestern Venezuela to southern Ecuador (Neild 1996), contains five subspecies (two still unnamed _ Lamas 2004), and the nominate subspecies O. cardases cardases had only been found in southern Ecuador. One adult male of O. cardases cardases (Fig. 1) was collected in the TNNS, at the Miraflores sector (05°09'05"S, 79°11'40"W), 2257 m. This specimen has been deposited in the Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (MUSM), Lima, Peru. In addition, another male of this subspecies was found and examined in the MUSM, bearing the following collection data: "PERU, PI [Piura], Ayabaca, Ramos, 0442/7928 [04°42'S / 79°28'W], 03.ix.2007, leg. W. Zelada". This locality is situated some 50 km NW of the TNNS.

Pedaliodes garlaczi was described very recently, based on two adult specimens collected in the Podocarpus National Park southern Ecuador (Pyrcz et al. 2013). We confirm its presence in Peru based on a male (Fig. 2) collected in the TNNS sector of Lagunas Arrebatiadas (05°14'05"S, 79°17'05"W), 3072 m, also the mentioned species was obtained in a transitional area between open, páramo-like vegetation and cloud forest.


Field work was performed under authorization R.J. Nº 005-2009 SERNANP-SNTN issued by the Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP), Ministerio del Ambiente, Perú. We thank Dr. G. Lamas (MUSM) for access to collections under his care, information and comments on the manuscript.


Literature cited

Lamas G. 2003. Las Mariposas de Machu Picchu. Guía ilustrada de las mariposas del Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú. PROFONANPE, Lima. 221 pp., 34 pls.

Lamas G. 2004. Nymphalidae. Biblidinae, pp. 234-247. In: Lamas G. (Ed.), Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. In: Heppner, J. B.(Ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/ Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, 428 pp.

Mena J. L. & G. Valdivia. 2010. Conociendo el Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe. World Wildlife Fund, Lima, 162 pp.

Neild A. F. 1999. The Butterflies of Venezuela, Part 1: Nymphalidae I (Limenitidinae, Apaturinae, Charaxinae). Meridian Publications, Greenwich, London, 144 pp.

Pyrcz T., J. Cerdeña & E. Huamani. 2013. Systematics, bionomics and zoogeography of high Andean pedaliodines. Part 14: Two new species of Pedaliodes Butler from the Huancabamba Deflection in southern Ecuador and northern Peru (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus 24(2): 131-141.


Presentado: 12/01/2014

Aceptado: 27/02/2014

Publicado online: 26/05/2014


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