Trichophysetis collinsi, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 112-113

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.6986134

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFA7-FF52-FF63-F968C101FE09

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Trichophysetis collinsi
status

sp. n.

Trichophysetis collinsi sp. n.

Imago (fig. 13): Wingspan 19 mm. Head white, maxillary palpus black, just less than diameter of eye, labial palpus black, 2.3×diameter of eye. Thorax, patagia and tegulae white. Forewing creamy white, subbasal fascia pale fuscous, angled to costa, antemedian fascia blackish sharply angled near costa preceded by pale fuscous suffusion, lunule white, blackish postmedian fascia, terminal area suffused pale fuscous especially towards costa, evenly curved subterminal line dark brown, becoming termen dorsally; fringe shining fuscous. Hindwing base whitish then becoming heavily suffused fuscous dorsally before antemedian fascia, white central band before postmedian fascia, terminal zone lightly suffused pale fuscous. fringe as forewing.

Male genitalia (fig.): not known.

Female genitalia (fig.): not examined.

Diagnosis: Distinguished by its size, wingspan 19 mm. which is greater than others in the genus, and the evenly curved fascias on the forewing.

Derivation: Named after the collector Steve Collins.

Life history: not known.

Type material: Holotype female, Kenya, Rift Valley , Matthews Range, Ngeng River 1.15° N 37.15° E 4200 ft. 14.vi.1998 S. Collins ( ABSRC). GoogleMaps

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Trichophysetis