Alucita coffeina (Viette, 1958)

Ustjuzhanin, Peter, Kovtunovich, Vasily, Safian, Szabolcs, Maicher, Vincent & Tropek, Robert, 2018, A newly discovered biodiversity hotspot of many-plumed moths in the Mount Cameroon area: first report on species diversity, with description of nine new species (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae), ZooKeys 777, pp. 119-139: 119

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.777.24729

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B3FA0CD5-7213-4EA0-8A85-FA17DDBC3032

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7A3F613B-F1B1-DBDE-E418-C18304186AB9

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scientific name

Alucita coffeina (Viette, 1958)
status

 

* Alucita coffeina (Viette, 1958) 

Orneodes coffeina  Viette, 1958: 457. Type locality: Oubangui-Chari, Boukoko, [Central African Republic]. Holotype: female, MNHN, examined by the authors.

Material examined.

PlanteCam, 1 male, (CUK), 11-18.XII.2014, V. Maicher, Sz. Sáfián, Š. Janeček, R. Tropek.

Diagnosis.

The bright orange wings with dark, almost black bases and the large size (about 20 mm), are unique for this species. In the male genitalia, the blunt apex of the uncus and the narrow anellus arms, are close to A. crococyma  (Meyrick, 1937), from which it differs by the short triangular valves, the narrow gnathos and the needle-like clusters of cornuti in the distal part of the phallus.

Distribution.

Central African Republic, Cameroon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Alucitidae

Genus

Alucita