Two new species of Euselasia (Riodinidae: Euselasiinae) from western Ecuador.

J. P. W. Hall, K. R. Willmott


Two new species in the genus Euselasia Hübner, [1819] are described from western Ecuador. Euselasia nytua Hall & Willmott n. sp. is currently known only from northwestern Ecuador. It seems to be the sister species to the widespread Amazonian species E. mirania (Bates, 1868). Euselasia jocotoco Hall & Willmott n. sp. is known to range from central Panama to northwestern Ecuador. Its phylogenetic affinities are less certain, although we suggest that E. gyda (Hewitson, 1860) is a close relative.


Central America; Chocó; Colombia; Ecuador; endemism; Euselasia; Panama; South America; taxonomy

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