Acontia areletta Dyar, 1907

Ferris, Clifford & Lafontaine, Donald, 2009, Review of the Acontia areli group with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acontiinae), ZooKeys 9 (9), pp. 27-46 : 37-40

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.9.180

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792346

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scientific name

Acontia areletta Dyar
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Acontia areletta Dyar

Figs. 16 View Figures 2-16 , 22 View Figures 20-22

Acontia areletta Dyar, 1907: 229 .

Type material. Holotype ♁: Mexico, Mexico City [ USNM, Washington, DC].

Other material examined. 1 ♁, Mexico, Federal District, San Jacinto.

Diagnosis. Acontia areletta resembles A. areloides , from which it can be separated by its white hindwing, lacking the fuscous band around the margin as found in A. areloides .

Description. As for male of A. areloides excepting the dorsal hindwing, which in A. areletta is pure white, without a fuscous marginal band. Th e female is unknown. Male genitalia ( Fig. 22 View Figures 20-22 ; 2 dissections) – uncus: decurved, very long and narrow with very slightly expanded rounded apex. Manica (memranous tube posterior to juxta) with

stout spine-like field of sclerites (attached to outer edge of aedeagus in Fig. 22 View Figures 20-22 ). Valves: asymmetrical; right valve broad, approximately rectangular, with blunt process near middle of dorsal margin, apex pointed dorsally, without apical corona; sacculus without posterior extension; clasper swollen basally on dorsal margin, then tapering evenly to spine-like apex extending slightly beyond ventral margin of valve; left valve similar to right, but sacculus smaller and clasper much shorter. Aedeagus: similar to that of A. areloides ; everted vesica similar to that of A. areloides , but with two small additional subbasal diverticula. Female genitalia – unknown.

Biology. Unknown. Adults from late October to November.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Acontia

Loc

Acontia areletta Dyar

Ferris, Clifford & Lafontaine, Donald 2009
2009
Loc

Acontia areletta

Dyar HG 1907: 229
1907