Meganaclia sippia (Plötz, 1880),

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: 55-56

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Meganaclia sippia (Plötz, 1880)


Meganaclia sippia (Plötz, 1880) 

Naclia sippia Plötz, 1880  . Stett. Entomol. Zeitung 41: 78

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

Distribution. New for Ghana. Species is known from all of equatorial Africa. Previously recorded from Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The occurrence of the species in Ghana could be expected based on the known distribution. Although most of the data come from Central Africa, already Zerny (1912) reported the species from Sierra Leone. New data from Ghana confirm the occurrence of M. sippia  along the north coast of the Guinean Gulf.

Remarks. Very characteristic, large species easy to separate from the other representatives of the family. Male and female genitalia are unique by their exceptionally long phallus and ductus bursae respectively ( Kiriakoff 1960).