Nola biangulata submelanoscelis 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: 227

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Nola biangulata submelanoscelis Hacker, 2012
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Nola biangulata submelanoscelis Hacker, 2012   stat. n.

( Figs 5 View FIGURES 1–16 , 46 View FIGURES 44–52 )

Nola (Nola) submelanoscelis Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 124. Type locality: RSA, Durban. Holotype male, in coll. ZSM.

Material examined: Mozambique, Maputo Special Reserve. GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 15m, Ponta Milibangalala, Dune Grassland   GoogleMaps , 26°26'58.6"S, 32°55'29.8"E, 25–30.V.2017, MV Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Laszlo, G., Miles, W., Vetina, A. leg., slide No.: LGNA 511   ♂ (coll. ANHRT).

Remark. The nominate taxon of Nola biangulata (Toulgoet, 1954)   was described from Madagascar. Later, a closely related species was found in Tanzania which subsequently have been described as N. usambai Fibiger & Legrain, 2009   . In his revision Hacker downgraded the taxon as subspecies of N. biangulata   , and at the same time described an other closely related species N. submelanoscelis   from South Africa ( Hacker et al 2012). As all three taxa have nearly identical genitalia, distinguishing N. submelanoscelis   on species rank is not justified, therefore it is downgraded here to subspecies rank. The distribution area of the southern African subspecies of biangulata   is probably restricted to the lowland coastal bushveld-grassland of Southern Africa. N. biangulata submelanoscelis   differs from the Tanzanian subspecies by its considerably darker, more brownish forewing ground colour and its considerably smaller size, as these features are also well expressed on the specimen collected in the Maputo Special Reserve. New country record for Mozambique.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Nola

Loc

Nola biangulata submelanoscelis Hacker, 2012

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

Nola (Nola) submelanoscelis

Hacker 2012
2012