Apisa (Parapisa) cinereocostata

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: 56

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

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scientific name

Apisa (Parapisa) cinereocostata
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Apisa (Parapisa) cinereocostata  Holland, 1893

Apisa cinereocostata  Holland, 1893. Psyche 6: 394.

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

Distribution. New for Ghana. Verified data confirm its occurrence in Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. It probably has a much wider distribution.

Remarks. Apisa cinereocostata  is superficially very similar to A. (A.) canescens Walker, 1855  and therefore confused with it for a long time. Only recently the examination of the type specimens revealed strong differences in the morphology of the male genitalia. In A. cinereocostata  , the apical part of the uncus is divided in 2 distinct, sharp processes whereas in A. (A.) canescens  it is single and narrowed towards the tip. The second representative of the subgenus Parapisa, Apisa subargentea Joicey and Talbot, 1921  is rather distinct from A. cinereocostata  both in habitus and in male genitalia ( Przybyłowicz 2009). It is slightly larger with its forewing uniformly shiny silver and apical processes of uncus widely separated. The female of A. cinereocostata  remains unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Apisa