Glyphidocera ollae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 29-30

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Glyphidocera ollae

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Glyphidocera ollae  , new species

(Figs. 33–35, 298, Map 6View MAP 6)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera ollae  and can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of features: a wide upturned gnathos, angular apical furca of valval costa, and small apical cornutus of the aedeagal vesica.

Description.— Head: Vertex grayish brown; frontoclypeus with scales grayish brown tipped with pale yellow; outer surface of labial palpus grayish brown intermixed with paleyellow scales to near apical margin of segment II, inner surface as above but paler; scape of antenna brown intermixed with few pale­yellow scales, flagellum with alternating bands of brown and pale­brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite slightly excavated 5 th and 6 th flagellomeres [setiform scales a apex of protuberance of 4 th flagellomere missing]; proboscis pale yellow intermixed with grayish brown scales.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum with scales grayish brown tipped with pale yellow intermixed with grayish­brown scales. Legs grayish brown intermixed with pale­yellow scales near apices of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 298): Length 6.4 mm (n = 1), grayish brown intermixed with pale­yellow scales, and brown scales on distal 1 / 3. Undersurface grayish brown. Hindwing: Pale yellow basally, darkening to grayish brown apically.

Abdomen (Fig. 33): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental area between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 34–35): Uncus elongate, broadly constricted above a wide base, narrowly rounded medially, gradually tapering to a rounded and setose apex; gnathos protuberant, upturned, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent from a wide base, fusing slightly beneath the base of uncus; costa of valva gradually upturned, from a shallow depression beyond a basal digitate process to apical furca; furca acuminate; base of costa with a straight, digitate process with a slightly dilated base; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before midlength, widening distoventrally, forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a small, conical, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near midlength, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Rancho Quemado, Pen[insula] Osa, Prov[incia] Punt[arenas], COSTA RICA, F. Quesada, Ene. 1991, L­S­ 292500, 511000 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 392362 ”, [bar code label], “ INBio, Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, Sex ɗ, No. 527 ” [yellow label].

Distribution ( Map 6View MAP 6): Glyphidocera ollae  is known from one collecting site in southeastern Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula.

Etymology: The species epithet ollae  is derived from the Latin “olla,” meaning jar.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio