Alucita megaphimus (Hering, 1917)

Ustjuzhanin, Peter, Kovtunovich, Vasily, Safian, Szabolcs, Maicher, Vincent & Tropek, Robert, 2018, A newly discovered biodiversity hotspot of many-plumed moths in the Mount Cameroon area: first report on species diversity, with description of nine new species (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae), ZooKeys 777, pp. 119-139: 119

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.777.24729

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B3FA0CD5-7213-4EA0-8A85-FA17DDBC3032

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C180F51E-25B4-C7EC-3DB8-367A570C5542

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scientific name

Alucita megaphimus (Hering, 1917)
status

 

Alucita megaphimus (Hering, 1917) 

Orneodes megaphimus  Hering, 1917: 191. Type locality: Cameroon. Holotype: male, ZMHB, examined by the authors.

Material examined.

Bamboo Camp, 6 ex., (CUK, NECJU), 17-23.IV.2015; PlanteCam, 5 ex., (CUK, NECJU), 09-14.IV.2015; Drinking Gari, 3 ex., (CUK, NECJU), 11-23.IV.2015, V. Maicher, Sz. Sáfián, Š. Janeček, R. Tropek.

Diagnosis.

In the mottled colour of the wings with zigzag white bands, the species is similar to A. seychellensis  (Fletcher, 1910), but differs by the larger size and the elongated fore wings. In the male genitalia, it differs from A. seychellensis  by the notch at the apex of the uncus, more narrow valves, and robust serrated saccular processes.

Distribution.

Cameroon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Alucitidae

Genus

Alucita