Metarctia paremphares

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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scientific name

Metarctia paremphares
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Metarctia paremphares  Holland, 1893

( Figs. 2View FIGURE 2 C, 3 D –E)

Metarctia paremphares  Holland, 1893. Psyche 6: 395.

Material examined. 3 Ajenjua Bepo Forest Reserve; 24–30.VIII. 2006 ( ISEA).

Distribution. New for Ghana. Verified data come from Angola, Gabon, Kenya and Rwanda. Due to the taxonomic problems all other literature data should be treated with reservation.

Remarks. The phallus and vesica are illustrated here for the first time ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 D –E) (gs - S 136, ISEA). Their morphology (phallus short, wide; vesica membranous, short, widened basally) confirms the correct placement of M. paremphares  in a group of similar, small, dark brown taxa which taxonomic position remains unclear ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 C). Due to the lack of comparative material the proper interpretation of the small differences is currently impossible. This assemblage contains also M. benitensis  Holland, 1893 and M. hulstaertiana Kiriakoff, 1953  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Metarctia