Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014

Volynkin, Anton V., 2018, Description of the male of Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), Zootaxa 4418 (2), pp. 194-196: 194

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4418.2.9

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Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014
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Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014  ( Figs 1, 2, 3 View Figure , 7 View Figure )

Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014  , Esperiana  19: 188, Pl. 1, fig. 5, gen. fig. 6 (Type locality: “ Vietnam, Prov. Lao Cai, Fansipan Mts, 3 km NGyulaiW Cat Cat, 2000 m ”).

Material examined: 2 ♂, I.2017, Central Vietnam, Kon Tum province, Annamite Mts., Ngoc Linh Mt., 1900 m, leg. Le Luong Thanh, slide AV2904 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CAV).

Diagnosis of male. Males of D. peregovitsi ( Figs 1, 2 View Figure ) have a pattern similar to that of the female holotype ( Fig. 3 View Figure ), but differ in the slightly smaller size and darker body and wing coloration. In the original description ( Gyulai et al. 2014), D. peregovitsi has been treated as the closest relative of D. autumnalis ( Figs 4 View Figure , 10 View Figure ) due to similarity of its female genitalia to those of D. autumnalis, but the male genitalia of D. peregovitsi ( Fig. 7 View Figure ) are very similar to those of the Himalayan D. thaumasia ( Fig. 5 View Figure ), from which D. peregovitsi clearly differs in its much paler, bright green forewing coloration, the antemedial line stronger wavy, and the slightly smaller orbicular stigma. The male genitalia of D. chrysochlora ( Fig. 7 View Figure ) differ from those of D. thaumasia ( Fig. 8 View Figure ) by the more slender uncus, the valva more broad basally, the slightly shorter and more basally wide cucullus, the basally broader harpe, and the absence of spinules on the semiglobular ventral diverticulum of the vesica. Externally, D. peregovitsi is much more similar to Himalayan D. chrysochlora ( Figs 6 View Figure , 9 View Figure ) and Taiwanese D. autumnalis ( Figs 4 View Figure , 10 View Figure ), but can be distinguished by the slightly less dentate postmedial line and slightly darker hindwings.

Description of male genitalia ( Fig. 7 View Figure ). Uncus short, robust, hairy, apically hooked; tegumen short compared to valve, penicular lobes not developed; juxta robust, its basal section shield-like, the distal section smaller, cordiform; vinculum short compared to tegumen, V-like. Valva elongated, with almost parallel margins, only slightly broadened basally; costa with a broad medial field of hairs; cucullus robust, thorn-like; ventral pollex-like lobe broad, trigonal; sacculus as broad as a half of valve, sclerotized; harpe long, narrow, medially curved, basally broadened, apically tapered. Aedeagus elonagted, narrow, slightly curved in its distal third; carina with plate-like, apically rounded ventrolateral plate; vesica membranous, tubular, broadened medially, curved ventrally, granulated basally, with broad but short, granulated semiglobular ventral diverticulum, apically curved medial dorsal diverticulum terminating in a bunch of thin spines and a broad, rounded subapical cluster of robust spines.

Distribution. D. peregovitsi is known from the Northern and Central Highland regions of Vietnam (provinces Lao Cai and Kon Tum).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Genus

Diphterocome

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Diphterocome peregovitsi Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2014

Volynkin, Anton V. 2018

2018
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Diphterocome peregovitsi

Gyulai, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay 2014

2014