Alucita chloracta (Meyrick, 1908)

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/2BAEB8CA-B54C-FE7F-2385-8993CC16FD33

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scientific name

Alucita chloracta (Meyrick, 1908)
status

 

* Alucita chloracta (Meyrick, 1908) 

Orneodes chloracta  Meyrick, 1908: 507. Type locality: Benin. Holotype: female, BMNH, examined by the authors.

Material examined.

PlanteCam, 5 ex., (CUK, NECJU), 11-18.XII.2014; Elephant Camp, 18 ex., 19-24.XI.2014; Bamboo Camp, 7 ex., (CUK, NECJU), 17-23.IV.2015; Drinking Gari, 1 male, (CUK), 11-23.IV.2015, V. Maicher, Sz. Sáfián, Š. Janeček, R. Tropek.

Diagnosis.

In the female genitalia, the shape of the bursa copulatrix and the round signum, resemble those of A. entoprocta  (Hering, 1917), from which it differs by the wide ductus, the narrow antrum, and by the wings pattern.

Distribution.

Benin, Cameroon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Alucitidae

Genus

Alucita