Spilosoma alcumena Berg, 1882: 213

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: 73

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/75E73770-807A-5490-D576-0E61FEFDDF78

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scientific name

Spilosoma alcumena Berg, 1882: 213
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Spilosoma alcumena Berg, 1882: 213  Fig. 13

Current identity.

Isia alcumena alcumena  (Berg, 1882).

Material.

Described on the basis of a male specimen from Tucumán (City of San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina) and a female specimen from Salta (City or province of Salta, Argentina).

Type locality.

Salta [Argentina].

MACN.

A female syntype housed in the Berg collection with a blue label with the inscription “Salta,” a red label with the inscription “TYPUS,” a white label with the inscription “Typus,” a white label that reads " Spilosoma alcumena  Berg" (handwritten by Berg), and red label with the inscription "Lectotype ♀ Spilosoma alcumena  Berg designated by Beccacece, Vincent & Navarro." It is in bad condition, but it is recognizable: the abdomen and right antenna are missing and both forewing apices and the right hindwing are damaged (Fig. 13). The male, here designated as a paralectotype, bears a blue label with the inscription “Tucuman,” a white label with the inscription “Typus,” a white label with the number “11948” and a white label that reads " Spilosoma Alcumena  Bov Berg" (handwritten by Berg). It is in moderate to good condition: it is missing the right antenna, the left antenna is broken and left hindwing is ripped.

Remarks.

Berg indicated that the male syntype was preserved in Gunther’s collection and the female syntype was in "la Universidad" [MACN], donated by himself. The male paralectotype was also deposited in the MACN.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Spilosoma