Glyphidocera adrogantiae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 35-36

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Glyphidocera adrogantiae

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Glyphidocera adrogantiae  , new species

(Figs. 45–47, 301, Map 8View MAP 8)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera adrogantiae  , G. f a e c i s, and G. aediculae  share an abdomen with sex scales between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4 in male, a similar sized gnathos, an upturned costal furca of the valva, a wide cucullus of the valva, and a relatively small apical cornutus of the aedeagal vesica. However, G. adrogantiae  differs from the latter by having fewer setae on the gnathos, a larger costal furca of the valva, and a wider cucullus of the valva.

Description.— Head: Scales of vertex and frontoclypeus brown tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales, segment II with pale­brown scales along apical margin; inner surface of labial palpus pale brown intermixed with few brown scales; scape of antenna brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales, flagellum brown; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a shallow concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6; distal opening of concavity nearly closed by setiform scales on apex of 4 th flagellomere; proboscis brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales along apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 301): Length 7.2–7.8 mm (n = 3), brown intermixed with pale­brown and brownish­yellow scales; cell with 2 large brown spots, 1 near middle, 1 near distal end. Undersurface brown except costa brownish yellow intermixed with few brown scales. Hindwing: Pale brown

Abdomen (Fig. 45): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 46–47): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted slightly near midlength, apex broadly rounded and sparsely setose; gnathos sparsely setose, protuberant, moderately wide throughout length, apex upturned; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms fused medially and narrowly, extending from posteroventral margin to base of uncus; costa of valva slightly rounded from a shallow depression beyond a slanted, basal digitate process to apical furca; furca acuminate, slightly upturned; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, widening distoventrally forming a broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a large conical, apical cornutus; cornutus abruptly widened basally, with one side shortened, exposing a large, hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Est[ación] Cacao, 1000–1400 m, Lado Suroeste del Volcán Cacao, Prov[incia] Guan[acaste], COSTA RICA, C. Chaves, 23 Oct.– 9 Nov. 1990, L­N­ 323300, 375700 ”, INBIO: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 316051 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 939 ” [yellow label] (1 in INBio, 1 in USNM).

Paratypes (2 ɗ): 1 ɗ, Same label data as holotype except, “ CRI 000, 576658 ”, “Slide No. 950 ”; 1 ɗ, 25 Set.– 11 Oct. 1990 ”, “ CRI 000, 639876 ”, “Slide No. 948.” (1 in INBio, 1 in USNM).

Distribution ( Map 8View MAP 8): Glyphidocera adrogantiae  is known from one collecting site in north­western Costa Rica along the Cordillera de Guanacaste.

Etymology: The species epithet adrogantiae  is derived from the Latin word for pride ­ adrogantia.


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History