Acronicta digna

Volynkin, Anton V., Matov, Alexej Yu. & Han, Hui-Lin, 2017, On the taxonomy of the genus Acronicta (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). IV. Acronicta digna species-complex, Zootaxa 4344 (1), pp. 189-194: 189

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4344.1.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F1E37C31-3217-4896-A10D-DD0E6BE055BC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE87C2-FFEE-4D4E-FF3E-FB247D0FFA43

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Acronicta digna
status

 

Acronicta digna  species-complex

The species-complex belongs to the subgenus Viminia Chapman. Its  members are medium-sized moths with wing pattern resembling that of members of the A. (Viminia) lutea Bremer & Grey  species-group and some other Viminia  species (e.g., Acronicta raphael Oberthür  ), but male genitalia are similar to those of the A. rumicis (Linnaeus)  species-complex, and differ from the latter by a bilobate subbasal diverticulum and presence of only few cornuti in vesica (whereas in the A. rumicis  species-complex the subbasal diverticulum is simple, and vesica with a large cluster of spine-like cornuti). The species-complex includes two species, A. digna  and A. metaxantha  , stat. rev., bona sp.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Acronicta