Ptychopseustis beccarii, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 131

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.6986201

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFB2-FF40-FF63-FB43C7D6F88D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ptychopseustis beccarii
status

sp. n.

Ptychopseustis beccarii sp. n.

Imago (fig. 43): Wingspan 12 mm.

Head and appendages pale buff, maxillary palpus <diameter of eye, labial palpus 2× diameter of eye. Thorax and tegulae pale buff. Forewing pale buff, antemedian fascia an irregular fuscous line, postmedian fascia similar but more weakly defined. Hindwing whitish.

Male genitalia (fig. 76): Uncus rounded, gnathos also rounded, almost as long as uncus, valva with a pointed structure arising shortly before apex, base of vinculum with clusters of specialised setae, one of these which is broad is curled immediately before the tip. Aedeagus simple with a single cornutus bearing a central lateral protrusion.

Female genitalia: not examined.

Diagnosis: This species is characterised by the distinct genitalia of the male, with rounded uncus and saccus and a slender pre-apical spine on the valva.

Life history: not known.

Derivation; from the captor who obtained the type series.

Distribution: Eritrea.

Type material: Holotype Eritrea, Cardiai 17.xi.1905 N. Beccari NHMUK 013698246.

Four paratypes, same data as holotype, NHMUK 013698246-013698250. one with BM Pyralidae Genitalia slide No. 21699 ♂ .

Note: the type series comprises worn specimens with little in the way of features to define it.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Ptychopseustis