Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas

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.5450515

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C887BE-FFD8-FF94-FF46-17DC7FEAFD3C

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas
status

 

Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas  

( Figure 3, 4 View Figure 1–8 )

Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas 2007: 19   . Holotype: male, MNHN, Paris [photographs examined]; Type locality: Carchi, Impuera, Ecuador.

Diagnosis. This species is an anomaly. The forewing pattern is unlike any other species of Megalographa   , whereas the genitalia appear to be indistinguishable from those of M. agualaniata   . The species can easily be recognized within Megalographa   by the elongated, narrow, tapering stigma, not the usually bilobed or two-lobed stigma of the other species in the genus. The sexes are similar. The male genitalia are like those of M. agualaniata   ( Fig. 10 View Figure 9–14 ), but the uncus is slightly stouter and the mesial bulge in the vesica is positioned closer to the base because the basal part of the vesica is much shorter in M. culminicola   .

Distribution and Habitat. Megalographa culminicola   occurs in the páramo zone, 3300–3940 m, high in the Andes in Ecuador and northern Peru.

Kingdom

Fungi

Phylum

Ascomycota

Class

Lecanoromycetes

Order

Ostropales

Family

Graphidaceae

Genus

Megalographa

Loc

Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas

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

Megalographa culminicola Barbut and Piñas 2007: 19

Barbut, J. & F. Pinas 2007: 19
2007