Epitarsipus rufithorax 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: 177

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DB01DC36-A123-41C3-B870-C73DD35BF6C2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/847D3258-EB77-181D-62AD-FE77FE95BC13

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scientific name

Epitarsipus rufithorax Le Cerf, 1922
status

 

Epitarsipus rufithorax Le Cerf, 1922  comb. rev.

Figs 17–19 View Figure

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

Additional material examined: 1♂, 1♀, Madagascar, Reg. sud de l'Ile, Bekily, Sept. [19]33 ( MNHNAbout MNHN)  ; 1♀, S/W Madagascar, 27km N Tollara , 7m, dry forest near Ifaty, 9.- 13.11.2003, leg. Oelke ( SMNSAbout SMNS)  .

Epitarsipus rufithorax  was described on the basis of a male and a female from Brickaville [Ampasimanolotra] ( Le Cerf 1922). Viette (1982) designated the male as the lectotype and the female as a paralectotype. He concluded that the female, which is considerably different, belonged to another species, M. biedermanni  (see M. rufescens  below). This conclusion was based on the examination of a short series of both sexes of E. rufithorax  from “Reg. sud de l'Ile, Bekily” collected in Sept. 1933, which clearly showed that there is no relevant dimorphism between the sexes.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Epitarsipus

Loc

Epitarsipus rufithorax Le Cerf, 1922

Bartsch, Daniel 2018

2018
Loc

M. biedermanni

Viette 1982

1982
Loc

Epitarsipus rufithorax

Le Cerf 1922

1922
Loc

M. rufescens

Le Cerf 1922

1922
Loc

E. rufithorax

Le Cerf 1922

1922