Megalographa bonaerensis (Berg)

Lafontaine, J. Donald & Sullivan, J. Bolling, 2009, A review of the genus Megalographa Lafontaine and Poole (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae) with the description of a new species from Costa Rica, Insecta Mundi 2009 (77), pp. 1-10: 6

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352574

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450519

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Megalographa bonaerensis (Berg)
status

 

Megalographa bonaerensis (Berg)  

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Plusia bonaerensis Berg 1882: 287   . Types: Probably Paris [not examined]; Type locality: Province Bonaerensis , [ Argentina]   .

Autograha solida Ottolengui 1902: 64. Holotype: male, AMNH, New York [examined]; Type locality: Texas, USA. Note : A statement by Ottolengui that the type from Texas is in the collection of the author, together with a statement that another specimen from Mexico is “darker than the type,” are taken to indicate that the specimen from “Texas” should be treated as a holotype. Both the Texan and Mexican records are believed to be mislabeled as to locality.  

Diagnosis. This species is immediately recognizable from the adult wing pattern and bright coloration. The wing apex is darkened, the silver spot in the lower part of the reniform spot is prominent and oval with a dark spot in the basal third. The wing margin is evenly colored and the hindwing is yellowish buff. The sexes are similar.

In the male genitalia the clasper is upcurved, extending slightly beyond the costa of the valve; the clavus is short; the vesica is straight with a slight median swelling and a long, stout apical cornutus. In the female genitalia, the ductus bursae and appendix bursae are both about 0.3X as long as the corpus bursae; there is a short zone of sclerotized, spiculate ridges subbasally in the corpus bursae near its junction with the ductus bursae.

Distribution and Habitat. Megalographa bonaerensis   occurs from southern Brazil and Paraguay southward to northern Argentina and Chile and does not follow the mountains.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Fungi

Phylum

Ascomycota

Class

Lecanoromycetes

Order

Ostropales

Family

Graphidaceae

Genus

Megalographa

Loc

Megalographa bonaerensis (Berg)

Lafontaine, J. Donald & Sullivan, J. Bolling 2009
2009
Loc

Plusia bonaerensis

Berg, C. 1882: 287
1882