Metarctia haematica

Przybyłowicz, Łukasz & Bąkowski, Marek, 2011, Anapisa monotonia Kiriakoff, 1963 – a junior synonym of Anapisa holobrunnea (Talbot, 1932), with new records of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) from Ghana, Zootaxa 3031, pp. 54-60: 58

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.206669

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scientific name

Metarctia haematica
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Metarctia haematica  Holland, 1893

( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 H)

Metarctia haematica  Holland, 1893. Psyche 6: 396.

Material examined. 2 Ƥ Ajenjua Bepo Forest Reserve; 24–30.VIII. 2006 ( ISEA).

Distribution. Common species recorded from several countries. Verified data come from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana and Kenya. According to the literature known also from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Recorded from Ghana for the first time by Przybyłowicz & Kühne (2008) without any details.

Remarks. The two females examined are similar in size (forewing length 15 mm) but smaller than the female holotype (forewing length 17 mm) of Metarctia haematosphages  Holland, 1893 which is synonymized with M. haematica  by Przybyłowicz & Kühne (2008). Female genitalia are characterized by elongate and narrow ductus bursae which are sclerotized proximally ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 H) (gs - S 131, ISEA).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Metarctia