Glyphidocera zamiae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 106-107

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Glyphidocera zamiae

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Glyphidocera zamiae  , new species

(Figs. 183–185, 348, Map 33View MAP 33)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera zamiae  is most similar to G. amitae  but differs from the latter by having costal furcae of the valva more widely divergent from base, a wider cucullus, and larger cornuti within the vesica of the aedeagus.

Description.— Head: Vertex and frontoclypeus pale brown; [labial palpus missing]; scape and flagellum of antenna pale brown; 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 pale brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum pale brown. Legs pale yellowish brown. Forewing (Fig. 348): Length 8.9 mm (n = 1), pale brown intermixed with brownish­yellow scales, with no characteristic markings. Undersurface pale brown. Hindwing (Fig. 00): Pale brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 183): Male with two pairs of sex scale clusters on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4; each cluster with 6 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 184–185): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near 1 / 3, slightly rounded apically, apex acuminate; gnathos sparsely setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing and extending from a narrow base to base of uncus; valva with costa nearly straight from shallow depression beyond a basal digitate process to dorsal furca; apex widely bifurcate, furcae divergent from a widely rounded inner margin; dorsal and ventral furcae about equal in length, dorsal furca with a rounded apex, ventral furca with a more narrowed apex; costal base bearing a straight, slanted, digitate process; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near 2 / 3 length, forming a short, broadly rounded, and protracted cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica with many stout and spinelike cornuti, and bearing an elongate, apical cornutus; cornutus shortened on one side near midlength, exposing a hollow, cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Est[ación] Sirena, 0–100 m, P[arque] N[acional] Corcovado, Prov[incia] Punt[arenas], COSTA RICA, G. Fonseca, Set. 1991, L­S­ 270500, 508300 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 357469 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 815 ” [yellow label].

Distribution ( Map 33View MAP 33): Glyphidocera zamiae  is known from a single collecting site on the Osa Peninsula in south­eastern Costa Rica.

Etymology: The species epithet zamiae  is derived from the Latin “zamia,” meaning harm.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio