Meganola monofascia (van Son, 1933 )

László, Gyula M., 2020, Review of the genus Meganola Dyar, 1898 of Ivory Coast and adjacent areas with descriptions of 5 new species and several taxonomic updates (Lepidoptera Nolidae, Nolinae) - Taxonomic studies on West African Nolinae I., Zootaxa 4853 (2), pp. 151-182 : 161-162

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Meganola monofascia (van Son, 1933 )
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Meganola monofascia (van Son, 1933)  

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Nola major var. monofascia van Son, 1933   , Annals of the Transvaal Museum 15: 214. Type locality: [ RSA] Transvaal, Pietersburg. Holotype, ♂ (TMSA).

= Meganola septima Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 375, syn. n.

= Meganola octava Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 377, syn. n.

= Meganola heteromorpha Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 383, syn. n.

= Meganola dissoluta Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 384, syn. n.

= Meganola brachyvalva Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17:385, syn. n.

= Meganola pseudofuscata Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 468, syn. n.

Material examined. Ivory Coast. 1 ♂, 1171 m, Mt Tonkoui Peak , N07°27’15”, W07°38’13”, 12–18.VII.2015, Light Trap, leg. Aristophanous, M., Moretto, P. & Ruzzier, E., ANHRT:2017.14, slide No.: LGNA 26 ♂;   3 ♂, same site, but collected at 1–8.XI.2015, ANHRT:2017.16, slide Nos: LGNA 237 ♂, LGNA 245 ♂, LGNA 246 ♂.   Liberia. 1 ♂, 1327m, Nimba county, ENNR, Nimba Mts   GoogleMaps , main ridge (montane forest), 7°31’1.3”N, 8°31’1.0”W, 9.xii.2017, Light Trap (blended bulb 250W), Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G., Smith, L. leg., ANHRT:2017.33, slide No.: LGNA 583 ♂.   Cameroon. 2 ♂, 1246m, Adamawa Region, Adamawa Plateau, 7.3km West of Bazanga, Chute de Tello   GoogleMaps , 07°13’50.6”N, 13°56’29.2”E, 24–30.ix.2018, MV Light Trap, Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G. leg., ANHRT:2018.36, slide Nos: LGNA 568 ♂, LGNA 570 ♂.   Sierra Leone. 1 ♂, 80m, Kalainkay nr. Kamabai, Northern Prov., 3–6.XI.2015, N09°10’52”, W11°56’44”, Light Trap, R. Goff coll., leg. Smith, R. & Takano, H., ANHRT:2018.20, slide No. : LGNA 289 ♂;   1 ♂, 420m, Mansonia village at the foothills of Loma Mts , N09°07’47”, W11°05’06”, 6.vi.2016, Light Trap, leg. Takano, Miles & Goff, ANHRT:2017.18, slide No.: LGNA 471 ♂.   Zambia. 1 ♂, 1400m, Hillwood, Ikelenge, S11°16’02”, E24°18’59’, 30.IV.–11. V.2014, Light Trap, leg. Smith, R., Takano, H., Chmurova, L. & Smith, L., ANHRT:2017.11, slide No. : LGNA 103 ♂;   1 ♂, same locality, but collected at 25–27.xi.2014 by Smith, R. & Takano, H., ANHRT:2017.12, slide No. : LGNA 393 ♂.   Mozambique. 1 ♂, Maputo Special Reserve, 22m, West Gate, Sand Forest   GoogleMaps , 26°30’14.2”S, 32°42’59.6”E, 3–13.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., László, G., Miles, W. leg., ANHRT:2017.22, slide No.: LGNA 354♂;   2 ♂, same locality and collectors, but collected at 21–30.XII.2016, slide Nos: LGNA 517 ♂, LGNA 518 ♂;   1 ♂, same site, but collected at 21–22.II.2018, by László, G., Mulvaney, J. & Smith, L., ANHRT:2018.2, slide No.: LGNA 519 ♂;   1 ♂, Ponta Milibangalala, Dune Grassland   GoogleMaps , 26°26’58.6”S, 32°55’29.8”E, 25–30. V.2017, MV Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., László, G., Miles, W., Vetina, A. leg., ANHRT:2017.26 ( ANHRT).  

Remark. The externally variable but internally (genital morphology) fairly constant and distinctive M. monofascia   has been found to be surprisingly widely distributed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. As the validity of the numerous related species described by Hacker ( Hacker et al. 2012) in the M. monofascia   species-group is not supported by any firm distinctive morphological characters (cf. Hacker et al. 2012: 366, 375, 377, 383, 384, 385, 468), M. septima   , octava   , heteromorpha   , dissoluta   , brachyvalva   and pseudofuscata   are synonymized here with M. monofascia   . The closest relative of M. monofascia   is the Madagascan taxon M. praefica ( Saalmüller, 1884)   . Meganola monofascia   is hardly distinguishable externally from the Southern African M. bispermutata Hacker, 2012   despite the considerable differences in their male genitalia (László & Vetina 2019). It is also worth noting that the three specimens identified as M. furvitincta ( Hampson, 1914)   from Nigeria and Ivory Coast figured by Hacker et al. (2012: 380) belong in fact to M. monofascia   .

Distribution. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, D.R. Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Nigeria, in addition, Ivory Coast ( Hacker et al. 2012), Senegal ( Hacker 2014) and Mozambique (László & Vetina 2019). The specimens from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon and Zambia represent new country records.

MV

University of Montana Museum

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Meganola

Loc

Meganola monofascia (van Son, 1933 )

László, Gyula M. 2020
2020
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Meganola septima

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Meganola octava

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Meganola heteromorpha

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Meganola dissoluta

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Meganola brachyvalva

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Meganola pseudofuscata

Hacker 2012
2012
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Nola major var. monofascia

van Son 1933
1933