Goniophysetis lactealis Hampson, 1916

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 108

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.6986128

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFAB-FF59-FF63-FE12C243F9EC

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scientific name

Goniophysetis lactealis Hampson, 1916
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Goniophysetis lactealis Hampson, 1916 .

Goniophysetis lactealis Hampson, 1916: 368 .

Type locality: Nairobi.

Redescription of adult

Imago (fig.7): Wingspan 24–30 mm. Head white, maxillary palpus with terminal tuft of brown hairs, labial palpus just longer than diameter of eye, dark brown densely clothed with hairs, antenna serrate, whitish. Thorax and tegulae white. Forewing ground colour white, increasingly suffused reddish brown distally, an irregular linear brown antemedian fascia, white lunule in disc, angled linear fascia to tornus, beyond this darker reddish brown suffusion, a blackish line along termen. Hindwing with two fascias roughly mirroring forewing, the other fascia with dark brown spots towards dorsum, termen with blackish line, scalloped with long hairs at each node. Abdomen whitish, ferruginous distally. Legs whitish.

Male genitalia (fig. 54): Uncus broad, spatulate with basal lateral lobes, gnathos simple, much shorter than uncus; valva digitate with small lobe halfway, sacculus also digitate half length of valva, a slender pointed appendage dorsal to valva and very slightly longer; a pair of slender pointed processes from vinculum extending beyond valvae. Aedeagus slender and simple 1.5× length of armature.

Female genitalia: not examined.

Diagnosis: The scalloped margin of the hindwing separates this from other species.

Life history: not known.

Distribution: Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland.

Type material: Holotype ♂ Nairobi, 30.iii.1911, T.J. Anderson, BM Pyralidae genitalia slide 8649; Paratype ♀ same locality 3.ix.1911 ( NHMUK) .

Other material examined: KENYA: 2♀ Nairobi , April 1960 & undated (F.J.Jackson) ( NHMUK) ; 1♂ 25.iv.2000 2♀ 18.iv.1999 Oluloa Forest NMK-IPR Compound 01° 22’ S 36° 43’ E, 1800m B. Bytebier ( NMK) GoogleMaps ; 1♂ 3♀ same locality 11.iv.1999 GoogleMaps , 1♂ 3♀ 18.iv.1999 and 1♀ 4.v.2000 ( ABSRC) ; 1♂ 1♀ Loresho Bridge , Nairobi, iii.1976 M.P. Clifton ; 1♀ Nairobi iv.1961 R.H. Carcasson ; 1♂ Nairobi iv.1958 R. Carcasson ( NMK) ; 1♂ 1♀ Rift Valley , Rumuruti 1800m. 00° 20’ N 36° 15’ E 30.iv.2003, D.J.L. Agassiz ( DJLA) GoogleMaps ; UGANDA: 1♀ Suna, S. Kavirondo , April 1932 (W. Feather) ( NHMUK) ; BOTSWANA: 1♀ Kawana 13.xii.1974 Scholz & Kirsten ; SOUTH AFRICA: Alexandria (Langebos) 27–29.ix.1954 L. Vári ; 1♂ Duivelskloef 23.i.1925 A.J.T Janse , 1♂ Nitwalen 10.i.1916 A.J.T. Jansem 1 specimen without abdomen Pretoriuskop 23–24.xi.1966 Potgieter & Goode ; 1♀ SWAZILAND 18.ii.1984 N.J. Duke ( TMSA) .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Goniophysetis

Loc

Goniophysetis lactealis Hampson, 1916

Agassiz, David 2022
2022
Loc

Goniophysetis lactealis

Hampson, G. F. 1916: 368
1916