Ptychopseustis baringensis, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 125

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5174.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FDA769F6-538A-4E07-8166-684850930C16

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFB4-FF46-FF63-FA48C0C9F809

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scientific name

Ptychopseustis baringensis
status

sp. n.

Ptychopseustis baringensis sp. n.

Imago (fig. 36): Wingspan 11–12 mm. Head and appendages whitish, maxillary palpus ¾ diameter of eye, labial palpus 1.5 × diameter of eye. Thorax and tegulae pale ochreous. Forewing ground colour ochreous, costa whitish with a sequence of blackish patches, two fascias only represented by some dark brown scales, termen black preceded by some dark brown scales, fringe dark fuscous. Hindwing pale ochreous; legs whitish.

Male genitalia: not known.

Female genitalia (fig. 99): Ostium almost as wide as ovipositor, antrum with lateral sclerotisation, ductus bursae curved and scobinate, junction with corpus bursae as well as spherical corpus itself covered with sclerotised ridges

Diagnosis: Distinguished from other species in the genus by the weak fascias and very dark termen of the forewing.

Life history: not known.

Derivation: Named from the type locality.

Distribution: Known only from the type locality in Kenya.

Type material: Holotype ♀ KENYA: Rift Valley , L. Baringo 1000 m 0° 36’ N 36° 00’ E 178. viii.2007 D.J.L. Agassiz; 1 Paratype ♀ same data as holotype, genitalia slide DJLA 1711. GoogleMaps

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Ptychopseustis