Condica collaris Troubridge

Troubridge, J. T., 2020, A new genus and 37 new noctuoid species from peninsular Florida and the Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), Insecta Mundi 2020 (789), pp. 1-56 : 33

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Condica collaris Troubridge

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Condica collaris Troubridge View in CoL , new species

( Fig. 45 View Figures 35–48 , 95 View Figures 93–99 )


Diagnosis. Condica collaris is most similar to C. concisa (Walker) (BIN: BOLD:AAD8631) ( Fig. 46 View Figures 35–48 ) but is distinguished from it by the distinct black line on the prothoracic collar (plain gray in C. concisa ), and the distinct black claviform spot, which is more muted in C. concisa . The clasper of C. concisa is like that of C. collaris ; however, sacculus is broader, extending beyond the dorsal margin of valve and almost half of length of valve.

Description. Antennae filiform, ciliate; head, vertex, thorax, and abdomen light gray; prothoracic collar light gray with black anterior line; tegulae light gray; abdomen with ventro-latero pits with coremata on first abdominal sternite. Dorsal forewing. Forewing length 11 mm. Ground color light gray; basal, antemedial and postmedial lines obscure, reduced to scattered dark gray scales; terminal line a series of black dots between veins and minute white dots at tips of veins; four white dots along costa toward apex; orbicular and reniform spots obscure, demarcated by scattered white and black scales; black claviform spot distinct; fringe light gray with white scales at tips of veins. Dorsal hindwing. White basally, light gray toward margin; veins highlighted with gray scales; fringe light gray with white scales at tips of veins. Male genitalia ( Fig. 95 View Figures 93–99 ). Valves symmetrical with dense field of setae on distal half; sacculus broad at base, narrows toward apex where clasper arises; clasper long, spine-like, curved and tapered, extending from ventral margin of valve distal to sacculus to a point just beyond dorsal margin of valve; uncus long, narrow, curved downward and drawn to a point; aedeagus drawn to a blunt point toward apex and bends ventrally, extending well beyond vesica; vesica arises from ventral side of aedeagus, sweeps around anteriorly and covered with minute spicules, a row of elongate, spine-like cornuti extends from aedeagus along ventral margin of vesica, terminating with a field of shorter cornuti. Two additional cornuti occur laterally on left side, adjacent aedeagus: one forms a small dome covered with small spines; second one plate-like, narrowed in mid-section, terminating in a process resembling a bird’s head and beak. Clasper narrow on ventral margin of valve, increasingly broad and flat through its basal ¾; apical ¼ tapered to a point. Female genitalia. Unknown.

Type material. Holotype male: USA: Florida, Monroe Co.: Bahia Honda , 24.665°N, 81.254°W, 12.Mar.2015, BOLD sample ID: CNCLEP 00102348, J. Troubridge, in the CNC. GoogleMaps

Etymology. From Latin, collaris refers to the black line on the prothoracic collar which instantly diagnoses the species.

Distribution. This species has been collected at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys and South Abaco, Bahamas.

Remarks. The DNA of the holotype was analyzed, and the 658 COI base pairs compared with those of specimens of C. concisa . The results showed a 6.7% difference between C. collaris and C. concisa , its nearest relative.


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