Lineodes fontella Walsingham, 1913,

Bernard Landry, 2016, Taxonomic revision of the Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Revue suisse de Zoologie 123 (2), pp. 315-399: 347

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.155309

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9ED8B8D5-ADA1-4B53-A1D3-0F75F889A179

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EA87B1-FF9C-820F-7F90-FC0EFBC1FD3B

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Plazi

scientific name

Lineodes fontella Walsingham, 1913
status

 

Lineodes fontella Walsingham, 1913 

Figs 28View Figs 25 - 32, 108View Figs 107 - 109, 154View Figs 153 - 157

Lineodes fontella Walsingham in Hampson, 1913: 314  -315. ‒

Roque-Albelo & Landry, 2015.

Material examined

Holotype: ♀ from Jamaica ( BMNH).

Other specimens: 1 ♂, 3 ♀, 3 of undetermined sex from the Galápagos Islands: – Isabela: 11 km N P[uer] to Villamil; V[olcan]. Darwin, 300 m elev[ation]. – Santiago: James Bay, E side near lagoons, alt[itude]. ± 2 m. – Santa Cruz: [more precise locality unrecorded]; NNW Bella Vista, GPS: 225 m elev., S 00° 41.293’, W 90° 19.665’. Deposited in BMNH, CNC, MCZ, and MHNG.

Diagnosis: Among Lineodes  species, L. fontella  is easily recognized by its wing markings, especially the round-ended hook of the postmedian line of the forewing and the two small black dots postmedially on the hindwing ( Fig. 28View Figs 25 - 32). See also Hayden et al. (2013). In Galápagos specimens the wingspan is between 15 and 17 mm.

Biology: The larva has been reared on the fruits of various species of Physalis  (ground cherries, Solanaceae  ) ( Hayden et al., 2013). In the Galápagos the four specimens available have been collected in February, March, and May from sea level up to 300 m in elevation, in anthropized as well as pristine habitats. Four species of Physalis  occur in the Galápagos, including the endemic Physalis galapagoensis Waterf.  , which is found on the islands of Española, Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, and Santiago (Jaramillo Díaz & Guézou, 2015).

Distribution: Based on museum specimens examined ( BMNH), this species is known from Jamaica, the type locality, USA (Florida), British Guiana, Suriname, and Brazil. Hayden et al. (2013) mention it as widely distributed in the Neotropical region ( Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama) and in the southern US. In the Galápagos this species has been collected on Isabela, Santiago, and Santa Cruz.

Remark: I have compared one of my Galápagos specimens with material in the BMNH, including the holotype female from Jamaica (slide BM 1289), for securing its identification.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pyralidae

Genus

Lineodes

Loc

Lineodes fontella Walsingham, 1913

Bernard Landry 2016
2016
Loc

Lineodes fontella

Walsingham in Hampson 1913: 314
1913