Lecithocera dicentropa Meyrick, 1938

Park, Kyu-Tek & Prins, Willy De, 2019, Re-examination of the type specimens of Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera), deposited in the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Belgium, with descriptions of ten new species from DR Congo belon, Zootaxa 4571 (4), pp. 451-476: 471-472

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.4.1

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scientific name

Lecithocera dicentropa Meyrick, 1938
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Lecithocera dicentropa Meyrick, 1938 

( Figs. 14View FIGURE 14 A–F)

Lecithocera dicentropa Meyrick, 1938  . Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo belge 14: 14.

Material examined. 1♂ (holotype), Musée du Congo, Rutshuru (1285), 16–26.xii.1933, G.F. de Witte, Parc Nat. Albert; Congo belge: Kivu, Rutshuru , 1285 m, 16–26.xii.1933, G.F. de Witte; R. DÉT  . 4080; P. 158; E. Meyrick, det. 1937, Lecithocera dicentropa Meyr.  , gen. slide no. CIS-7139/Park, in RMCAAbout RMCA  .

Diagnosis. Male ( Fig. 10AView FIGURE 10). The species has a somewhat similar wing pattern as the preceding species, L. chloroscia  , but the male genitalia are distinctly separable.

Redescription. Wingspan 15 mm. Abdominal segment between VII and VIII with modified sclerites ( Fig. 14FView FIGURE 14).

Male genitalia ( Figs. 14D, EView FIGURE 14). Basal lobes of uncus slender, concave in V-shape on caudal margin. Gnathos more or less short, bent subapically. Costal bar banded, slightly angled medially. Valva broad basally; cucullus narrowed toward apex, with more or less acute apex, densely haired on surface; sacculus banded. Juxta shield- shaped, deeply concave on caudal margin. Aedeagus strongly bent at basal 1/3; cornuti consisting of a long barshaped lobe, rounded chain with conic spines medially, and a curved row with short spines near apex.

Remarks. The species was described based on two males from North Kivu, DR Congo, and it is confirmed to be a Lecithocera  species. In the original description, the date was erroneously written as “ 27.xii.1933 – 6.i.1934 ”.

Distribution. DR Congo (Nord-Kivu).

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lecithoceridae

Genus

Lecithocera

Loc

Lecithocera dicentropa Meyrick, 1938

Park, Kyu-Tek & Prins, Willy De 2019

2019
Loc

Lecithocera dicentropa

Meyrick 1938

1938