Metalectra PIPERATA Kaye

Bland, Keith P., 2010, Name-bearing Types of Lepidoptera (Insecta), excluding Rhopalocera, in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Zootaxa 2394, pp. 1-22: 15

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.275866

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D03C6C36-FFD9-2D60-9C90-D374FEBDFA19

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scientific name

Metalectra PIPERATA Kaye
status

 

Metalectra PIPERATA Kaye  , 1925

Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1924 (3 & 4), 413–428 [421], pl. XLV: fig. 4. Combination still valid (see Poole 1989).

Holotype, male, pinned:

Specimen data: “Palmiste | 18 / 5 / 21 ” [Handwritten (by Lamont)]. “ Metalectra  sp. [Handwritten (by Tams)] | W.H.T.Tams det.” [Printed]. “Lamont | Collection | 1950.16” [Printed] with label with “ TYPE ” [Handwritten in red ink], glued to it. “ Metalectra piperata Kaye  ” [Handwritten Lamont cabinet label]. Label by M.J.W.Cock. 1977, justifying holotype status of species.

Remarks: This specimen collected at Palmiste, Trinidad on 18 th May 1921 by Sir N. Lamont is unambiguously the holotype. It is illustrated in colour in Pl. XLV: fig. 4 ( Kaye 1925, Kaye & Lamont 1927). Poole (1989) erroneously suggests that the [holo] type is in the BM(NH).