Lecithocera chloroscia 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: 467-470

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

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Lecithocera chloroscia Meyrick, 1938
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Lecithocera chloroscia Meyrick, 1938 

( Figs. 13View FIGURE 13 A–F)

Lecithocera chloroscia Meyrick, 1938  . Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo bel ge 14: 14.

Material examined. 1♂ (holotype), Musée du Congo, Kivu, Kibati (1900 m) 10–20.i.1934, G.F. de Witte, Parc Nat. Albert; Congo belge: Kivu, Kibati, 1900 m, 10–20.i.1934, G.F. de Witte: 160; R DÉT  . 4080; P. 152, gen slide no. CIS-7137/Park, in RMCA.

Diagnosis. Male ( Fig. 9AView FIGURE 9). The species is characterized by having a pair of the discal spots on the forewing; forewing slightly dilated distally.

Redescription. Wingspan 17 mm. Abdomen with a pair of well-developed hair-like pencils between segments VII and VIII ( Fig. 13FView FIGURE 13).

Male genitalia ( Figs. 13D, EView FIGURE 13). Basal lobes of uncus with caudal margin slightly concave. Gnathos narrowed toward apex, strongly bent beyond 2/3. Costal bar narrow, with median angle. Valva broad basally; cucullus nearly parallel-sided, with short setae on surface and peg-like spines along ventral margin; sacculus broadly developed, extending to middle of ventral margin, acuted apically. Juxta deeply concave medially. Aedeagus stout, broadened basally, as long as valva; cornuti consisting of a long sclerotized plate connecting with a strongly bent, ring-shaped plate, located beyond middle.

Remarks. This species was described based on a single male. It is correctly assigned to the genus Lecithocera  , even though the male genitalia are more or less similar to those of Homaloxestis  , but the forewing has CuA 1 and CuA 2 stalked near base, while these veins are free in Homaloxestis  .

Distribution. DR Congo (Nord-Kivu).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lecithoceridae

Genus

Lecithocera

Loc

Lecithocera chloroscia Meyrick, 1938

Park, Kyu-Tek & Prins, Willy De 2019

2019
Loc

Lecithocera chloroscia

Meyrick 1938

1938