Alucita zinovievi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin, 2016

Ustjuzhanin, Peter, Kovtunovich, Vasily, Safian, Szabolcs, Maicher, Vincent & Tropek, Robert, 2018, A newly discovered biodiversity hotspot of many-plumed moths in the Mount Cameroon area: first report on species diversity, with description of nine new species (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae), ZooKeys 777, pp. 119-139: 119

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.777.24729

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B3FA0CD5-7213-4EA0-8A85-FA17DDBC3032

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0CD7C0FA-921B-FC84-17B0-6481591882A4

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scientific name

Alucita zinovievi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin, 2016
status

 

Alucita zinovievi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin, 2016 

Alucita zinovievi  Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin, 2016: 299. Type locality: PlanteCam, Moutn Cameroon, Cameroon. Type: male, ZISP, examined by the authors.

Material examined.

PlanteCam, 1100 m a.s.l., Mount Cameroon (SW slope), N4.1175000°, E9.0709440°, 11-18.XII.2014. V. Maicher, Sz. Sáfián, Š. Janeček, R. Tropek.

Diagnosis.

In the male genitalia, the shape of the uncus, gnathos, and phallus, this species is similar to A. aarviki  Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich, 2016. These species differ from each other by the wider valves, long anellus arms and cornuti. The new species is also distinctive in the wing colour: in A. aarviki  the wings are yellow with white transverse bands, while in A. zinovievi  , the wings are white with wide dark brown bands ( Kovtunovich and Ustjuzhanin 2016).

Distribution.

Cameroon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Alucitidae

Genus

Alucita