Palustra tenuis Berg, 1877a: 259

Beccacece, Hernan M., Vincent, Benoit & Navarro, Fernando R., 2014, The type-material of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) described by Burmeister and Berg in the collection of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Buenos Aires, Argen, ZooKeys 421, pp. 65-89: 77

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.421.6666

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:44B3D0A5-F01F-42AA-861F-AEAFAB173BE3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/22F82C8D-AB3D-B196-C09F-5046AC41FC3F

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scientific name

Palustra tenuis Berg, 1877a: 259
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Palustra tenuis Berg, 1877a: 259  Fig. 19

Current identity.

Paracles tenuis tenuis  (Berg, 1877).

Material.

Described from a male and two females from Boca de Riachuelo [outfall of Riachuelo] near Buenos Ayres [Buenos Aires].

Type locality.

outfall of Riachuelo, near Buenos Ayres [Buenos Aires, Argentina].

MACN.

In the Berg collection there is a female specimen with a data label reading "Buenos Aires;" it is in quite good condition, although the right forewing is ripped (Fig. 19). This specimen is not labelled as type, as Berg’s type material usually is, however, it could be one of the female syntypes.

Remarks.

In the Burmeister collection there are three specimens labelled as Palustra tenuis  Berg: a male specimen with a label "Buen. Ayres" [Buenos Aires], which is in quite good condition, although it has no antennae; a female specimen with no data label, a small piece missing at the right apex of the forewing as well as the left antenna; a female specimen with the data label "Buen. Ayres" [Buenos Aires], which is in quite good conditions, although a small piece is missing at the right apex of the forewing and the left hindwing is ripped. These specimens are not likely to be syntypes because they are not labelled in Berg’s manner. The aged condition and the decolored pattern of the possible female lectotype in the Berg collection could be confused with the female of Paracles azollae  (Berg).

Palustra tenuis  Berg, 1877a was redescribed under the same name as new by Berg (1877b: 191).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Palustra