Thyridiphora furia (Swinhoe, 1884)

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 154

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

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FF99-FF6B-FF63-FDB6C691F995

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scientific name

Thyridiphora furia (Swinhoe, 1884)
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Thyridiphora furia (Swinhoe, 1884)

Imago (fig. 48): Wingspan 11–15 mm. Head and appendages pale brown, labial palpus porrect in male of length equal to diameter of eye, in female 1.5 × diameter of eye. Thorax and tegulae pale brown. Forewing pale brown, costa slightly concave, two irregular pale fuscous transverse fascias, in male a subhyaline patch beyond cell between veins M 1 and M 2, termen dark fuscous, fringe whitish. Hindwing uniform of similar colour to forewing. Abdomen and legs pale brown.

Male genitalia (fig. 81): Uncus broadly digitate, gnathos with lateral lobes, valva broad with an elaborate sclerite chiefly on dorsal side, saccus extended and pointed; aedeagus about half length of valva curved at basal end.

Female genitalia (fig. 82): Ostium large cup-shaped, antrum widening then contracting, leading to minute membranous corpus bursae.

Diagnosis: Distinguished by the concave costa and in the male the subhyaline patch on the forewing, and very distinctive genitalia.

Life history: The larva feeds on Capparis ; has been reared in Kenya from Capparis kitandiri (van Som) .

Distribution: Seychelles, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola, Mali, South Africa, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Comores, Madagascar; also in Greece, Crete, Jordan, Palestine, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Material examined: MALI: 6 specimens 10 km north of Banamba ( NMK) ; KENYA: Magadi, Bred ex Capparis van S.; Kitandiri , x.38 & xii.38 (4 specimens) ; Nyare Nyire, Narok ,, Oct. 1961, Fleetwood ; Langata, Nairobi , June 1961, D.Minter ; Magadi , Sept. 1958 J. Nagle ; Voi, Nov. 1952, Maj. Penrose ; Samburu, Oct. 1971, M.P. Clifton ; Nairobi, Mar. 1970, M.P. Clifton ; Oloyaralie, Kajaida , Apr. 1967 R.H. Carcasson ( NMK) ; Coast, 1♂ Mwabungu 3.iv.1999 D.J.L.Agassiz; 2♂ Rukinga Reserve 520 m. 3° 35’ 15.7” S 38° 44’ 29.6’E 23.xi.2010 D. Agassiz & M. Ngugi , 1♂ 1♀ Rukinga Estate 500 m. 3° 42’ 22” S 38° 46’ 34’E 11 & 14.xi.2012 D. Agassiz, S. Beavan & R. Heckford ; 1♀ Thika 6000 ft 30.iii.1999 D.J.L. Agassiz; Rift Valley 3♂1♀ L. Baringo 3000 ft 15 & 16.ii.1999, 3.iv.1999 & 4.iii.2000; 1♂ 1♀ L. Baringo 0° 36’ 39” N 36° 01’ 10” E 3 & 4.v.2015; 1♂ Lake Bogoria GoogleMaps 0° 21’ N 36° 03’ E 17.xi.2005 D.J.L. Agassiz; 1♂ Mpala Res. C GoogleMaps . 1720 m. 0° 17’ N 36° 54’ E 14.xi.2009 D.J.L. Agassiz ( DJLA) GoogleMaps ; TANZANIA: Turiani T.T., N. Morogoro Apr. 1951 E. Pinhey (NMK) ; UGANDA: Ishasha River Camp, Q.E. Park, Uganda , May 1961, T.H.E. Jackson ( NMK) ; 1♀ Western, Budongo Forest 1100 m. 01° 48’ 32” N 31° 32’ 44” E 15.iii.2013 D. Agassiz & M. Ngugi ( DJLA) GoogleMaps ; SOMALIA: Halal, N. Region, Somalia , Sept 1960, C. Hemming ( NMK) ; SOMALIA: 1♂ Bullo Barde 5.vii.1986 A.G Parker; Mogadiscio 17–26.xi.1985 A.G. Parker, ( NHMUK) ;

NMK

Kenya, Nairobi, National Museum of Kenya

DJLA

DJLA

NHMUK

NHMUK

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Thyridiphora