Glyphidocera vestita Walsingham 1911

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 130-131

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Glyphidocera vestita Walsingham 1911
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Glyphidocera vestita Walsingham 1911 

(Figs. 225–227, 362, Map 41View MAP 41)

Glyphidocera vestita Walsingham, 1911: 112  ; Becker 1984: 41 (checklist).

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera vestita  is most similar to G. speculae  but differs by having fewer rows of sex scales between terga 2–3 on the abdomen of the male, a tegumen that is wider basally, a narrower costal furcae of valva, a more protracted apicoventral margin of the valval cucullus, an apical cornutus with a bulbous base, and the presence of many spinelike cornuti on vesica of aedeagus.

Description.— Head: Scales on vertex and frontoclypeus brown tipped with pale brown; outer and inner surfaces of labial palpus brown intermixed with pale­brown scales to apical margin of segment II; scape of antenna brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales, flagellum with alternating bands of brown and pale­brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6; concavity nearly closed by a few setiform scales on apex of protuberance of 4 th flagellomere; proboscis brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum with brown scales tipped with pale brown or brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown to apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 362): Length 5.5–6.1 mm (n = 14), brown intermixed with pale­brown scales and few brownish­yellow scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas; cell with 2 small, faint spots, 1 spot near middle, 1 spot near distal end [rubbed specimens with spots faint or absent]. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Pale brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 225): Male with 4 transverse rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 226–227): Uncus elongate, constricted near ½ length, broadly rounded and upturned apically, apex acuminate and setose; gnathos protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing medially, extending dorsally, gradually widening narrowly to base of uncus; costa of valva nearly straight from a shallow depression beyond a curved, basal, digitate process to an upturned dorsal furca; apex widely bifurcate, inner margin U­shaped; dorsal furca large, falcate, ventral furca extending slightly beyond outer margin of cucullus; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before midlength, widening distoventrally forming an broadly rounded, slightly protracted cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus with many moderately large, spinelike cornuti, and bearing a large, conical, apical cornutus; cornutus bulbous basally, with one side shortened, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Types Examined: Holotype ɗ, “ Panama: Canal Zone, Tabernilla, VI. 1907, A, Busck, (5810). Paratype ɗ, same label data as holotype except, “ 33632 ”, “BM Slide No. 30123.” Other Specimens Examined: (14 ɗ), 9 ɗ, “Sector Cerro Cocori, Finca de E. Rojas, Prov[incia] Limón, COSTA RICA, 150 m, Set. 1993, E. Rojas, L­N­ 286000, 567500, # 2347 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 141294 ”, “Slide No. 704 ”; “Ago., # 2291 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 135862 ”, “Slide No. 696 ”; “Oct.”, # 2395 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 642573 ”, “Slide No. 712 ”; “ Jul. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 643115 ”, “Slide No. 699 ”; “ Nov. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 460134 ”, “Slide No. 708 ”; “ Nov. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 460100 ”, “Slide No. 703 ”; “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 361367 ”, “Slide No. 700 ”; “ Oct. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 819733 ”, “Slide No. 695 ”; “ 26 Jun. a 16 Jul. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 703098 ”, “Slide No. 707 ”; 1 ɗ, “Est. Cuatro Esquinas, P. N. Tortuguero, 0 m, Prov. Limón, COSTA RICA, J. Solano, Oct. 1990, L­N­ 280000, 590500 ”, “Slide No. 850 ”; 1 ɗ, “Estacion Pitilla, 9 km S de Santa Cecilia, Prov. Guana., COSTA RICA, 700 m, 4–24 Abr. 1995, M. Moraga, L­N­329950, 380450, # 4627 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 002, 141080 ”, “Slide No. 771 ”; 1 ɗ, “Est. Queb. Bonita, 50 m, Res. Biol. Carara, Prov. Punt., COSTA RICA, R. Zuniga, Mar. 1991, L­N­194500, 469850”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 648556 ”, “Slide No. 642 ”; 1 ɗ, “Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Prov. Punta., COSTA RICA, 8 m, Oct. 1993, G. Varela, L­S­ 370900, 448800, # 2463 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 998230 ”, “Slide No. 810 ”; 1 ɗ, “Est. Sirena, 0–100 m, P. N. Corcovado, Prov. Puntarenas, COSTA RICA, G. Fonseca, May 1992, L­S­ 270500, 508300 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 914883 ”, “Slide No. 793 ”, (7 in INBioAbout INBio, 6 in USNMAbout USNM).

Distribution ( Map 41View MAP 41): In Costa Rica, Glyphidocera vestita  is known from north­western to north­central Costa Rica, south to the Pacific Coast from the Province of San José east to Puntarenas. G. vestita  is also known from Panamá (Walsingham, 1911).

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Symmocidae

Genus

Glyphidocera

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Glyphidocera vestita Walsingham 1911

DAVID ADAMSKI 2005

2005
Loc

Glyphidocera vestita

Becker 1984: 41

1984