Palustra azollae Berg, 1877a: 258

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: 76

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/23B1325B-7796-4432-B5B1-27F564A020AB

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scientific name

Palustra azollae Berg, 1877a: 258
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Palustra azollae Berg, 1877a: 258  Fig. 18

Current identity.

Paracles azollae  (Berg, 1877).

Material.

Described from a male specimen from Tigre (north of Buenos Aires), 15 specimens from the south of Buenos Aires, and an unspecified number of specimens from the Riachuelo channels, close to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata. All the specimens were reared from caterpillars.

Type locality.

Buenos Aires [Argentina].

MACN.

a male syntype included in the Berg collection with a blue label with the inscription "Buenos Aires," a red label with the inscription “TYPUS,” a white label with the inscription “Typus” and a red label with the inscription "Lectotype ♂ Palustra azollae  Berg designated by Beccacece, Vincent & Navarro." We hereby designate it as lectotype [MACN]. It is in moderate condition, missing the apical half of the right antenna (Fig. 18). We designate two paralectotypes: (1) a male with red label with the inscription “TYPUS,” a blue label with the inscription "Buenos Aires" and a white label "azollae Berg" (handwritten by Berg), which is in quite good condition; (2) a female specimen with a blue label with the inscription "Buenos Aires," a red label with the inscription “TYPUS” and a white label with the inscription “Typus.” It is in moderate to poor condition, missing the right forewing and the right hindwing is damaged.

Remarks.

In the Burmeister collection there are six specimens: a male specimen with a label "Buen. Ayres" [Buenos Aires], which is in quite good condition; a male without labels, which is in quite good condition, although the right antenna is missing; a male without labels, which is in moderate condition: the antennae are missing; a female with a label "Buen. Ayres" [Buenos Aires], which is in moderate condition because the abdomen is missing; a female without labels in good condition; a female without labels in good condition. These labelled specimens are not syntypes because they are labelled in Burmeister’s manner. On the other hand, we cannot confirm whether or not the other unlabelled specimens are types.

Paracles azollae  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