Trichophysetis ethiopica, Agassiz, 2022

Agassiz, David, 2022, The tribe Cybalomiini (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Glaphyrinae) of sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 5174 (2), pp. 101-156 : 118-119

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.6986161

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B48783-FFBD-FF4C-FF63-FA63C111FF05

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Plazi

scientific name

Trichophysetis ethiopica
status

sp. n.

Trichophysetis ethiopica sp. n.

Imago (fig. 21): Wingspan 12–13 mm. Head white, maxillary palpus tufted, labial palpus porrect, in ♀ 3× diameter of eye and pointed, segment 3 reddish brown. Thorax and tegulae whitish. Forewing base reddish brown, double curved antemedian fascia, beyond this white in costal third, below that reddish brown, faint double postmedian fascia, termen reddish brown, white towards costa near apex. Hindwing marking as forewing, terminal line dark fuscous especially strong towards dorsum. Fringe of both wings reddish brown..

Male genitalia: not examined.

Female genitalia (fig. 94): ostium wide, ostial chamber cylindrical then tapering to colliculum, then ductus bursae gradually widening into corpus bursae, a bulla on one side.

Diagnosis: Distinguished from other species in the genus by the reddish brown colouring on the forewing.

Life history: not known.

Derivation: from the country where the species has been found.

Distribution; Ethiopia.

Type material: Holotype ♀ Abyssinia, Harar 24.iv.1939 R.E. Ellison NHMUK 010923529 . 3 paratypes, same data as holotype, 1♂ without abdomen, 1♀ 26.iii.1939, 1♀ 29.iv.1939 BM Pyralidae Genitalia slide No. 23294 NHMUK 010921062 ( NHMUK) .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Trichophysetis