Alucita acalyptra (Meyrick, 1913)

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/1A52B9F1-FBDE-AC2C-7393-9E317210BD7D

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scientific name

Alucita acalyptra (Meyrick, 1913)
status

 

* Alucita acalyptra (Meyrick, 1913) 

Orneodes acalyptra  Meyrick, 1913: 269. Type locality: Barberton, Republic of South Africa. Holotype: male, TMSA, examined by the authors.

Material examined.

Bamboo Camp, 1 female, (CUK), 17-23.IV.2015, V. Maicher, Sz. Sáfián, Š. Janeček, R. Tropek.

Diagnosis.

In the mottled grey colour of the wings with contrast zigzag bands, this species is close to A. agassizi  Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich, 2018. In the male genitalia, the shape of the phallus and the lanceolate uncus are similar to A. hemicyclus  (Hering, 1917), but it differs by the blunt gnathos and the basally narrow valves.

Distribution.

Malawi, Republic of South Africa, Cameroon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Alucitidae

Genus

Alucita