Goniophysetis aarviki, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 109-111

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.6987888

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFA4-FF54-FF63-F9BCC2E4FE75

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Goniophysetis aarviki
status

sp. n.

Goniophysetis aarviki sp. n.

Imago (fig. 10): Wingspan 19 mm. Head white, maxillary palpus tufted, a small black dot laterally, labial palpus white, length equal to diameter of eye, antenna whitish. Thorax and tegulae white. Forewing white, a black dot on costa near base and another before halfway, a broad brown weakly defined antemedian fascia, some dark brown suffusion in dorsal half of wing before second weakly defined fascia, two blackish spots before termen near apex. Hindwing base white, a dark fuscous antenedian fascia, a secibd fascia comprising a pair of dark fuscous lines separated by whitish, surrounded by fuscous suffusion, termen white. Abdomen white with blackish spots on segments 3 and 5, further dark markings on 7.

Male genitalia: not examined.

Female genitalia: not known.

1. H. squamosa

2. H. xanthomista

3. H. transversalis

4. H. conspersalis

5. C. ariditatis

6. C. similis

7. G. lactealis

8. G. malgasellus

Diagnosis: Distinguished by the white base of the hindwing followed by blackish median fascia in the dorsal half of the wing.

Life history: not known.

Derivation : after the name of the captor Leif Aarvik.

Distribution: Known only from the type locality in Malawi.

Type material: Holotype ♂ Malawi, Southern Region , Mulanje District, Lujeri Tea Estate , Guest House 700m 9.ii.2004 L. Aarvik ( NHMO).

NHMO

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Goniophysetis