Trichophysetis zariensis, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 115-117

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.6986141

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFA2-FF4E-FF63-FA47C05CFE75

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scientific name

Trichophysetis zariensis
status

sp. n.

Trichophysetis zariensis sp. n.

Imago (fig. 18): Wingspan 10–12mm. Head white, maxillary palpus whitish, tufted, labial palpus pale brown apex darker. Thorax and tegulae white. Forewing white, a partial subbasal fascia pale brown with a black dot towards dorsum, double antemedian curved fascia with blackish dot on outer line below fold, double curved postmedian fascia, termen pale brown especially towards costa. Hindwing markings as forewing.

Male genitalia (fig. 60): Uncus tapered, gnathous 0.8 × length of uncus, valva club-shaped, sacculus with a curved apex dentate on the inside, a pair of processes arising from vinculum which terminate with a bunch of hairs; aedeagus straight and simple, length equal to that of tegumen and uncus.

Female genitalia: not known.

Diagnosis: Similar to Trichophysetis apicefulva but with a very straight costa and fascias of the forewing angled towards the costa.

Life history: Not known.

Derivation; from the name of the type locality.

9. G. actalellus

10. G. aarviki

11. G. cuthberti

12. T. flavimargo

13. T. collinsi

14. T. vumbensis

15. T. preciosalis

16. T. foveolatae

Distribution: Northern Nigeria and Cameroon.

Type material: Holotype ♂ North Nigeria, Zaria, Samaru 30.vi.1978 J.C. Deeming.

4 paratypes: same data as holotype , 1♂ 8.xi.1977, 1♀ 30.vi.1978 gen. slide BM Pyralidae genitalia slide NHMUK 010891020, 1 4.vii.1978, 1 8.xi.1978 ( NHMUK) .

Other material examined: CAMEROON: 1♀ Northern , Hippo Camp near Faro National Park 8° 23’ 36” N 12° 49’ 26” E 297 m GoogleMaps . MV light 19–20.v.2017 K. Maes; 1♂ Northern , Hippo Camp near Faro River and Voko 8° 26’ 44” N 12° 47’ 06” E 300 m GoogleMaps . MV light 9.iii.2015 K. Maes ( ABSRC) .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Trichophysetis