Glyphidocera ambrosiae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 133-134

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170793

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2E2A7A1D-FF54-E0CA-FED5-609EFD43F9C9

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scientific name

Glyphidocera ambrosiae
status

new species

Glyphidocera ambrosiae  , new species

(Figs. 231–233, 364, Map 42View MAP 42)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera  ambrosiae  , G. luxuriae  , and G. coturnicis  are similar by sharing sex scales between abdominal terga 2–3 in male, a wide gnathos, a dorsal strut of tegumen that is widened basally, a valval cucullus with a broadly rounded apicoventral margin, and costal furcae of the valva that are divergent. However, G. ambrosiae  differs from the latter species by having a longer valval cucullus and a vesica of aedeagus with an apical cornutus with a bulbus base.

Description.— Head: Scales on vertex and frontoclypeus dark brown tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial palpus dark brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales to apical margin of segment II, inner margin brown intermixed with few dark­brown and pale­brown scales; scape of antenna dark 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 shallow 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 brown intermixed with few dark­brown scales. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown scales to apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 364): Length 5.8–6.9 mm (n = 19), pale brown intermixed with brown and dark­brown scales, cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas; cell with 2 large, dark­brown oblique spots, 1 spot near middle, 1 spot near distal end; one short, dark­brown median streak near base. Undersurface brown intermixed with palebrown scales along costa. Hindwing: Pale brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 231): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 232–233): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near 1 / 3, broadly rounded apically, apex narrowly rounded and setose; gnathos sparsely setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, apically upturned; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing about 2 / 3 length from a wide base, extending dorsally, gradually widening to base of uncus; costa of valva nearly straight from a shallow depression slightly beyond a straight, basal, digitate process to a gradually upturned dorsal furca; apex widely bifurcate, each furca parallel; dorsal furca large, falcate; ventral furca extending slightly beyond outer margin of cucullus; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, widening distoventrally forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a large, apical cornutus; cornutus apically conical with a slightly bulbous base, one side slightly shortened, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Quepos, 80 m, P[arque] N[acional] Manuel Antonio, Prov[incia] Punt[arenas], COSTA RICA, R. Zuniga, Feb. 1991, L­S­ 370900, 448800 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 625757 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, Sex ɗ, No. 542 ” [yellow label].

Paratypes (18 ɗ): 6 ɗ, Same label data as above except, “ CRI 000, 346910 ”, “Slide No. 547 ”; CRI 000, 347099 ”, “Slide No. 615 ”; “G. Varela & R. Zuniga, Nov. 1990 ”, “ CRI 000, 180343 ”, “Slide No. 616 ”; “Dic.”, “ CRI 000, 228198 ”; “R. Zuniga, Ene.”, “ CRI 000, 564315 ”, “Slide No. 611 ”; “ CRI 000, 366886 ”, “Slide No. 614 ”; “ CRI 000, 228198 ”, “Slide No. 544 ”; 1 ɗ, “Est. Los Alemendros, Prov. Guana., COSTA RICA, 300 m, 4–12 Set. 1994, E. Lopez, N­ 334800, 369800, # 3209 ”, “ CRI 002, 019698”, “Slide No. 809 ”; 1 ɗ, “Monumento Nacional Guayabo, Amistad, Prov. Carta., COSTA RICA, 1100 m, Jul. 1994, G. Fonseca, L­N­ 217400, 570000, # 3126 ”, “ CRI 001, 888574 ”, “Slide No. 511 ”; 2 ɗ, “Est. Bijagual, 500 m, Res. Biol. Carara, Prov. S. José, COSTA RICA, R. Zuniga, Set. 1994, L­N­192250, 474760”, “ CRI 000, 299658 ”, “Slide No. 515 ”; “ CRI 000, 542103 ”, “Slide No. 509 ”; 5 ɗ, “ COSTA RICA, Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 50–150 m, 10 ° 26 'N, 84 °01'W, Jan. 1993, INBio­OET”, “ 8 Ene. 1993, Arboleda, L001”, “ CRI 001, 218976 ”, “Slide No. 864 ”; June 1994 ”, “ 28 Junio 1994, Bosque secundario, L/06/ 107 ”, “ CRI 001, 243954 ”, “Slide No. 988 ”; “ 8 Abril 1996, L/00/ 207, STR 2550 m ”, “ CRI 002, 059844”, “Slide No. 990 ”; “ 29 Abril 1996, L/00/ 229, STR 300 m ”, “ CRI 002, 061889 ”, “Slide No. 883 ”; “ 8 Abril 1996, L/00/ 207. STR 2550 m ”, “ CRI 002, 059841”, “Slide No. 989 ”; 1 ɗ, “Cerro Tortuguero, P. N. Tortuguero, 0–100 m, Prov. Limón, COSTA RICA, J. Solano, Abr. 1991, L­N­ 285500, 588000 ”, “ CRI 000, 444295 ”, “Slide No. 608; “ Jul. 1991 ”, “ CRI 001, 314579 ”, “Slide No. 604 ”; “R. Delgado, Oct. 1991 ”, “ CRO 000, 630702 ”, “Slide No. 603 ”, (12 in INBio, 6 in USNM).

Distribution ( Map 42View MAP 42): Glyphidocera ambrosiae  is known from north­western Costa Rica along the Cordillera de Guanacaste, east to the Cordillera Central, and from the Caribbean Coast south to the Pacific Ocean.

Etymology: The species epithet ambrosiae  is derived from the Latin “ambrosia,” which means “food of the gods.”

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio

STR

Institut de Botanique

CRO

Wellington College

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History