Mecothrix mineti Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M. & Vetina, Alvaro A., 2019, Contribution to the knowledge of the Nolini of the Maputo Special Reserve in South Mozambique with description of two new species and several taxonomic updates (Lepidoptera, Nolidae, Nolinae), Zootaxa 4571 (2), pp. 225-246 : 230

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.2.3

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5941464

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Mecothrix mineti Hacker, 2012
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Mecothrix mineti Hacker, 2012  

( Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 1–16 , 51 View FIGURES 44–52 , 71 View FIGURES 67–75 )

Nola (Mecothrix) mineti Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 186. Type locality: Madagascar, Tananarive. Holotype male, in coll. MNHN.

Material examined: Mozambique, Maputo Special Reserve. GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 1 ♀, 18m, Hygrophilous Grass-Sand Forest   GoogleMaps Ecotone, 26°28'32.6"S, 32°45'7.7"E, 10.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide No.: LGNA 298 ♂, LGNA 317   ♀; 1 ♀, 22m, West Gate, Sand Forest , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 3– 13.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide No.: LGNA 299 GoogleMaps   ♀; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, 22m, West Gate, Sand Thicket , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 21–30.XI.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide Nos: LGNA 315 GoogleMaps   ♂, LGNA 316   ♂, LGNA 300   ♀; 1 ♀, 9m, Mangrove Camp, Mangrove-Woodland Mosaic , 26°19'35.9"S, 32°42'35.7"E, 7–9.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide No.: LGNA 304 GoogleMaps   ♀; 1 ♀, 17m, Futi Corridor ( Sand Forest Woodland Mosaic), 26°32'10.1"S, 32°43'09.7"E, 23–24.ii.2018, MV GoogleMaps   Light Trap, Laszlo, G., Mulvaney , J., Smith, L. leg., slide No.: LGNA 432   ♀; 1 ♀, 22m, West Gate, Sand Forest , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 21–22.ii.2018, Actinic Light Trap, Laszlo, G., Mulvaney, J., Smith, L. leg., slide No.: LGNA 434 GoogleMaps   ♀ (coll. ANHRT, MHNM).

Remark. The species was described from Madagascar and considered to be endemic to the island. Its occurrence in South Mozambique is rather surprising, although it is worth noting that not all species which were found first in Madagascar are necessarily endemic to the island. Despite of a thorough study of the external and genital morphology of the specimens collected in the Maputo Special Reserve no significant difference was found in comparison with the Madagascan specimens. The most important diagnostic character in the species group is the configuration of the robust cornutus of vesica which was found to be completely identical in all Mozambican and Madagascan specimens. New country record for Mozambique.

MV

University of Montana Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Mecothrix

Loc

Mecothrix mineti Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M. & Vetina, Alvaro A. 2019
2019
Loc

Nola (Mecothrix) mineti

Hacker 2012
2012