Glyphidocera animae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 76-77

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Glyphidocera animae

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Glyphidocera animae  , new species

(Figs. 126–128, 329, Map 23View MAP 23)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera animae  is most similar to G. c o m a e but differs from the latter by having a basally wider tegumen, a wider dorsal strut of the tegumen, and a less protuberant furcal bifurcation of the valval costa.

Description.— Head: Scales of vertex and frontoclypeus brown tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with pale­brown scales to near apical margin of segment II, inner surface pale brown intermixed with few brown scales; scape of antenna brown intermixed with pale­brown scales, flagellum with alternating bands of brown and pale­brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere not protuberant, 5 th and 6 th flagellomeres slightly excavated; proboscis pale brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum with brown scales tipped with pale brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown scales along apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 329): Length 5.7–5.8 mm (n = 2), pale brown intermixed with few brown scales; cell with 2 large brown spots, 1 spot near middle, 1 spot near distal end. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Grayish brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 126): Male with 3 transverse rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3 and 4 transverse rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 3–4. Sex scales between terga 2–3 appear at least twice the diameter of sex scales between terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 127–128): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near midlength, apical half broadly rounded, gradually narrowing to an acuminate and setose apex; gnathos protuberant, broad basally, slightly narrowed distally, apex emarginate medially; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing from a widened base, and atrophied dorsally; costa of valva broadly rounded medially, upturned distally to dorsal furca; apex bifurcate, V­shaped, each furca about equal in size; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before middle, widening distoventrally, forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus with many small, spinelike cornuti, and bearing an elongate, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near 1 / 4 length, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Quepos, 120 m, P[arque] N[acional] Manuel Antonio, Prov[incia] Punt[arenas], COSTA RICA, G. Varela & R. Zuniga, Oct. 1990, L­S­ 370900, 449800 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 274812 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 607 ” [yellow label].

Paratype 1 ɗ, “Est. Queb. Bonita, 50 m, Res. Biol. Carara, Prov. Punt., COSTA RICA, R. Zuniga, Jun. 1991, L­N­194500, 469850”, “ CRI 000, 433588 ”, “Slide No. 650.”

Distribution ( Map 23View MAP 23): Glyphidocera animae  is known from two collecting sites along coastal, south­central Costa Rica.

Etymology: The species epithet animae  is derived from the Latin “anima,” meaning breeze.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio