Malgassesia rufescens Le Cerf, 1922

Bartsch, Daniel, 2018, Taxonomic changes in Synanthedonini from Madagascar, with description of two new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), Zootaxa 4433 (1), pp. 174-186: 180

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4433.1.11

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scientific name

Malgassesia rufescens Le Cerf, 1922
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Malgassesia rufescens Le Cerf, 1922 

Figs 8–12 View Figure

Lectotype: ♂, Madagascar, Brickaville [Ampasimanolotra], 1917 (MNHN) designated by Viette (1982).

= Malgassesia biedermanni Viette, 1982  syn. nov.

Holotype: ♀, Madagascar, Brickaville [Ampasimanolotra], 1917 ( MNHNAbout MNHN). 

Additional material examined: Paralectotype: 1♂, same data  ; 1♂, 1♀, Madagascar Centre, Environs de Tananarive   ; 1♂, Madagascar Centre, Tananarive (en ville)  ; 1♂, Madagascar Centre, Ihosy , Feb.1933  ; 1♀, Madagascar Centre, Bekily , Mar.1933  .

Malgassesia rufescens  was described by Le Cerf (1922) on the basis of two males from Brickaville. In the same publication, a third specimen, a quite different female from the same locality and date was described as the female of Epitarsipus rufithorax  ( Fig. 12 View Figure ). Viette (1982) designated lectotypes of both species and published the first correct description of the female of M. rufescens  on the basis of a mating pair found in the “Environs de Tananarive” and a female from Bekily. He refers further to the misidentification of the female from Brickaville by Le Cerf and describes M. biedermanni  designating this specimen as the holotype and a second female from Tananarive [Antananarivo] as a paratype. The holotype of M. biedermanni  is rather badly preserved. It misses the antennae and anal tuft; however, significant differences between this specimen and the two well preserved females of M. rufescens  from Tananarive and Bekily cannot be found ( Figs 10–11 View Figure ). Thus I consider M. biedermanni  a junior synonym of M. rufescens  .

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Malgassesia

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Malgassesia rufescens Le Cerf, 1922

Bartsch, Daniel 2018

2018
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Malgassesia biedermanni

Viette 1982

1982
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M. biedermanni

Viette 1982

1982
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M. biedermanni

Viette 1982

1982
Loc

M. biedermanni

Viette 1982

1982
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Malgassesia rufescens

Le Cerf 1922

1922
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Epitarsipus rufithorax

Le Cerf 1922

1922
Loc

M. rufescens

Le Cerf 1922

1922
Loc

M. rufescens

Le Cerf 1922

1922
Loc

M. rufescens

Le Cerf 1922

1922