Ptychopseustis brunneoflavalis, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 133

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5174.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FDA769F6-538A-4E07-8166-684850930C16

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6986205

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FF8C-FF7E-FF63-FF1AC095FC35

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scientific name

Ptychopseustis brunneoflavalis
status

sp. n.

Ptychopseustis brunneoflavalis sp. n.

Imago (fig. 46): Wingspan 14–15 mm. Head ochreous, maxillary palpus ochreous, less than diameter of eye; labial palpus ochreous with black dorsal spot beyond halfway, twice diameter of eye; antenna pale ochreous. Thorax and tegulae pale ochreous. Forewing ground colour ochreous, a broad oblique fuscous fascia before halfway, a pair of dark fuscous dots in disc, a dark fuscous blotch above tornus, its inner edge forming and irregular fascia, a sequence of dots along termen, terminal fringe dark fuscous. Hindwing pale ochreous.

Male genitalia (fig. 79): Uncus evenly tapered with apex rounded, gnathos digitate, about as long as uncus; vlava slender with ventral process before apex with a rounded knob; vinculum with coremata comprising four or five strands evenly curved towards apex. Aedeagus curved back and forth, cornutus weak and linear.

Female genitalia: Not examined.

Diagnosis: Distinguished from other species in the genus by the conspicuous fuscous markings on the forewing as shown in fig 46.

Life history: not known.

Derivation: from the colouration of the forewing.

Distribution: Madagascar.

Type material: Holotype ♂ [ Madagascar] Diego Suarez 23.iv.1917 (G. Melou) NHMUK010919119, BM Pyralidae Genitalia slide No. 23245. Two paratypes ♀ iii.1917, same locality as holotype.

Other material examined: MADAGASCAR: Diego Suarez (G. Melou) 1 specimen without abdomen 24.xii.1916, 1♀ 1 without abdomen 8.i.1917, 1 without abdomen 106. ii.1917, 1♀ 19.ii.1917, 1♀ 4.iii.1917, 2♀ 26–28.iii.1917, 2♀ iii–iv.1917, 1♀ iii.1917, 1♀ 16.iv.1917, 1♀ 21.iv.1917, 2♀ 24.i.1917, 1♀ 19.v.1917, 1♂ 1♀ 26.v.1917, 1♂ 18.vi.1917, 1♂ 24.vi.1917, 1♀ 12.vii.1917, 2♂ 2♀ 16.vii.1917, 1♀ 4.ix.1917 slide 23205, 2♂ 10.x.1917, 2♂ 12– 15.ix.1917 including slide 23212 ( NHMUK 013698177 View Materials )( NHMUK) .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Ptychopseustis