Glyphidocera orae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 25-27

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Glyphidocera orae

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Glyphidocera orae  , new species

(Figs. 24–26, 295, Map 5View MAP 5)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera orae  appears most similar to G. o p e r a e but differs from the latter by having a smaller gnathos, a dorsal strut of the tegumen that extends dorsally to the base of the uncus, a straight digitate process of the valva, a wider distal part of the valva, and a shorter apical cornutus of the aedeagus.

Description.— Head: Vertex and frontoclypeus brown; outer surface of labial palpus brown [many scales missing on specimens], inner surface pale brown; scape of antenna brown, flagellum pale brown; male 4 th flagellomere not protuberant, 5 th and 6 th flagellomeres slightly excavated; proboscis brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs pale brown [many scales rubbed]. Forewing (Fig. 295): Length 5.6–5.8 mm (n = 2), brown. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Pale brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 24): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of minute sex scales on intersegmental areas between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 25–26): Uncus elongate, narrowly constricted above a widened base, gradually narrowed distally to an acuminate and setose apex; gnathos short, broadly rounded apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut with arms convergent, fusing medially from posteroventral margin to base of uncus; costa of valva broadly rounded from a shallow depression beyond an elongate, basal digitate process to apical furca; furca aristate; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, widening distoventrally, forming an elongate cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with a broadly rounded outer margin; aedeagus subapically constricted, forming a bulbous apex; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a short, conical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near 1 / 3 length, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Est[ación] Murciélago, 8 km SO de Cuajiniquil, Prov[incia] Guana[caste], COSTA RICA, 100 m, 10–18 Set. 1993, F. Quesada, L­N­ 320300, 347200, # 2351 ”, “ INBioAbout INBio: COSTA RICA: CRIAbout CRI 001, 159470 ” [bar code label], “ INBioAbout INBio, Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, Sex ɗ, No. 516 ” [yellow label].

Paratype 1 ɗ, “Fca. Jenny, 30 km N Liberia, P. N. Guanacaste, Prov. Guan., COSTA RICA, E Araya & R. Espinoza, Set. 1990, L­N­ 316200, 364400 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 227332 ”, “Slide No. 520.”

Distribution ( Map 5View MAP 5): Glyphidocera orae  is known from two collecting sites in northwestern Costa Rica, between the Cordillera de Guanacaste and the Pacific Coast.

Etymology: The species epithet orae  is derived from the Latin “ora,” meaning coast.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio