Metarctia priscilla Kiriakoff, 1957

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 priscilla Kiriakoff, 1957
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Metarctia priscilla Kiriakoff, 1957 

( Figs. 2View FIGURE 2 D, 3 F –G)

Metarctia priscilla Kiriakoff, 1957  . Tijds. Entomol. 100 (1): 104.

Material examined. 2 3 Mamang River Forest Reserve; 31.VIII. – 04.IX. 2006 ( ISEA). Distribution. Ghana and Guinea. The species was described from the southern part of Ghana (Bibianaha, 70 miles N.W. of Dimkwa).

Remarks. The type series consists of two males deposited in BMNH. The paratype was collected in Guinea (“N’zérékoré”). M. priscilla  ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 D), although resembling M. paremphares  in colouration, can easily be separated by its larger size. In the genitalia, the phallus is significantly longer and the terminal portion of the valva is shorter ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 F – G) (gs - S 137, ISEA).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Metarctia