Glaucolepis, Braun, 1917

Stonis, Jonas R., Remeikis, Andrius, Diškus, Arūnas & Solis, M. Alma, 2017, The American species of the genus Glaucolepis Braun, 1917 (Neotrifurcula van Nieukerken, syn. nov.) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), Zootaxa 4338 (3), pp. 489-506: 502

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Glaucolepis   specimen RA346

Our recent study of the material collected in 1981 by Danish colleagues from Chile revealed one specimen (slide no. RA346, ZMUC) which externally was almost identical to G. flagellata   but in the male genitalia had no a large compact cluster of spines near phallotrema and, compared with G. flagellata   , its genitalia capsule is smaller: 300 µm long, 195 µm wide. We recognize it as a new species of Glaucolepis   , but we left it undescribed because of the severely broken adult in a plastic tube and rather poor genitalia slide. This specimen RA346 belongs to the G. flagellata   group.

Material examined. 1 ♂, CHILE, 20 km S Valdivia, Rincon de la Piedra, at elevation ca. 180 m, 15.xi.1981, E. S. Nielsen & O. Karsholt, genitalia slide no. RA346 ( ZMUC).  


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