Palustra argentina Berg, 1877c: 233

Beccacece, Hernan M., Vincent, Benoit & Navarro, Fernando R., 2014, The type-material of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) described by Burmeister and Berg in the collection of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Buenos Aires, Argen, ZooKeys 421, pp. 65-89: 78

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.421.6666

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:44B3D0A5-F01F-42AA-861F-AEAFAB173BE3

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scientific name

Palustra argentina Berg, 1877c: 233
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Palustra argentina Berg, 1877c: 233  Fig. 21

Current identity.

Paracles argentina  (Berg, 1877). It is a junior subjective synonym of Paracles laboulbeni  (Bar, 1873).

Material.

Described on the basis of six specimens from Corrientes (province of Corrientes, Argentina).

Type locality.

Corrientes [province of Corrientes, Argentina].

MACN.

a male syntype included in the Berg collection with a blue label with the inscription “Corrientes,” a red label with the inscription “TYPUS,” a white label with the inscription “Typus” and a white label with "argentina Berg" (handwritten by Berg), and a red label with the inscription "Lectotype ♂ Palustra argentina  Berg designated by Beccacece, Vincent & Navarro." We hereby designate it as lectotype [MACN]. It is in moderate to good conditions, although it has no antennae and the apex of the right forewing is torn (Fig. 21). From the Burmeister collection we designate two paralectotypes: a male specimen with a blue label printed “Corrientes” and a white label with the inscription “Typus;” a female specimen with a blue label with the inscription “Corrientes” and a white label with the inscription “Typus.” Both specimens are in moderate to good overall condition, although rather worn.

Remarks.

In the Berg collection, there is a female specimen with a blue label with the inscription “Misiones,” a red label with the inscription “TYPUS” and a white label with the inscription “Typus.” It is in bad condition as it is missing the abdomen and the right antenna and the apices of both wings are damaged; according to the locality data, this specimen was incorrectly labelled as a type. Paracles argentina  (Berg, 1877) was synonymized with Paracles laboulbeni  (Bar, 1873) by Hampson (1901: 512). This latter species is from French Guiana and is characterized by the forewings having three transverse bands with little contrast. This feature is absent in the lectotype of Paracles argentina  , so we revise the status of this species: Paracles argentina  (Berg, 1877), sp. rev.

Palustra argentina  Berg, 1877c was redescribed under the same name as new by Berg (1878: 227).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Palustra