Two new species of <i>Euselasia </i>(Riodinidae: Euselasiinae) from western Ecuador.
Keywords:Central America, Chocó, Colombia, Ecuador, endemism, Euselasia, Panama, South America, taxonomy
AbstractTwo new species in the genus Euselasia Hübner,  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.