Glyphidocera aediculae , DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 38-39

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170793

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:511FBF55-10F2-4A00-B15B-CBD34EAB023E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2E2A7A1D-FFF5-E069-FED5-632EFE4DFB09

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Plazi

scientific name

Glyphidocera aediculae
status

new species

Glyphidocera aediculae  , new species

(Figs. 51–53, 304, Map 9View MAP 9)

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, 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. a e d i c u l a e differs from the latter by having a shorter and more upturned costal furca of the valva, a shorter digitate process of the valva, and a shorter valva.

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

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum grayish yellow intermixed with few dark­brown scales basally. Legs dark brown intermixed with few pale grayish­yellow scales to apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 304): Length 6.1 –7.0 mm (n = 15), grayish yellow intermixed with pale grayish­yellow and dark­brown scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas; cell with 2 faint brown spots, 1 near middle, 1 near distal end. Undersurface brown except, pale grayish yellow along posterior half. Hindwing: Brownish gray.

Abdomen (Fig. 51): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental areas between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4. Sex scales on both regions are about equal in size.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 52–53): Uncus elongate, broadly constricted above a wide base, apically rounded to an rounded apex; gnathos sparsely setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent from a narrow base, fusing medially from posteroventral margin to base of uncus; valva nearly straight from a shallow depression slightly beyond a basal digitate process to apical furca; furca short, acuminate, and slightly upturned; digitate process of valva short with a bulbous base; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, widening distoventrally forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with outer margin straight from costa to apicoventral angle; vesica of aedeagus sparsely denticulate, bearing a large, conical, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near midlength, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Cerro Tortuguero, 0–120 m, P[arque] N[acional] Tortuguero, Prov[incia] Limón, COSTA RICA, Set., 1992, R. Deigado, L­N­ 285000, 588000 ”, “ INBioAbout INBio: COSTA RICA: CRIAbout CRI 000, 840484 ” [bar code label], “ INBioAbout INBio, Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, Sex ɗ, No. 576 ” [yellow label].

Paratypes (15 ɗ): 4 ɗ, Same label data as holotype except, “ Ene. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 536954 ”, “Slide No. 600 ”; “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 537057 ”, “Slide No. 577 ”; “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 332175 ”, “Slide No. 593 ”; “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 537011 ”, “Slide No. 575 ”; 1 ɗ, “ Jul. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 735770 ”, “Slide No. 601 ”; 1 ɗ, “ Nov. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 992130 ”, “Slide No. 586 ”; 1 ɗ, “J. Solano, Abr. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 444088 ”, “Slide No. 574 ”; 1 ɗ, “ May. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 399177 ”, “Slide No. 594 ”; 2 ɗ, “Sector Cerro Cocori, Fca. de E. Rojas, 150 m, Prov. Limón, COSTA RICA, Ene. 1993, E. Rojas, L­N­ 286000, 567500 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 402811 ”, “Slide No. 473 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 402749 ”; 1 ɗ, “ Mar. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 363839 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 26 Jun. A 16 Jul. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 745120 ”, “Slide No. 474 ”; 1 ɗ, “ Nov. 1991 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 460113 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 31 Ene. ­ 21 Feb. 1992 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 000, 785253 ”, “Slide No. 424 ”, “Wing Slide No. 424 a”; 1 ɗ, “ Ene. 1994, # 2549 ”, “ CRIAbout CRI 001, 856462 ”, “Slide No. 469 ”, (9 in INBioAbout INBio, 6 in USNMAbout USNM).

Distribution ( Map 9View MAP 9): Glyphidocera aediculae  is known from two coastal collecting sites in north­central Costa Rica along the Caribbean Sea.

Etymology: The species epithet aediculae  is derived from the Latin “aedicula,” meaning shrine.

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History